The Katsina State Government has directed the reopening of five boarding schools in the state, for the continuation of the 2020/2021 academic session.
This is coming three months after bandits abducted more than 300 students from Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), in Kankara area of the state.
The schools are to reopen on March 28, 2021.
The state government also directed the reopening of all female boarding secondary schools from March 24,on day system basis.
Sani Suleiman, Public Relations Officer in the state ministry of education, in a statement, stressed that all COVID-19 protocol must be strictly adhered to by staff, students and visitors.
“In line with the Katsina State policy on School’s resumption, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari (CFR) has directed the reopening of all Female Boarding Secondary Schools on Day System Basis to nearby Schools of their locations/residence on Wednesday 24th March, 2021,” he said.
“Similarly, the Government directed the re-opening of the following boarding Schools: Government Unity Secondary School Malumfashi; SUNCAIS Katsina; Government Girls Secondary School Dutsin Safe Katsina; Government Girls Arabic Secondary School Dutsinma; Government School for the Deaf Malumfashi and Government School for the Blind Katsina on Sunday 28th Match, 2021 for the continuation of 2020/2021 academic session.
“Covid-19 protocols should strictly be adhered to by Students, Staff and Visitors.”