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The Katsina State government has ordered the reopening of boarding schools in the state from Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

The directive was given by the state Commissioner for Education, Badamosi Charanchi, Sunday, after meeting top officials in his ministry, including the Permanent Secretaries and the 12 zonal inspectors of education and others.

The schools to be opened are Government Secondary Command school, Faskari; Government Secondary Command school, Musawa; Government Girls Command school, Barkiya, and Police secondary school, Mani.

Recall that the Kaduna government directed schools in the state to be closed following the abduction of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary school, Kankara by terrorists.

The governent however permitted the reopening of day schools after securing the release of the abducted boys.

The latest announcement howver only permitted the reopening of the four boarding houses and satated that all girls boarding houses should remain closed.

“All girls boarding secondary schools should hold on a little until the security situation improves,” he said.

“We want to see that schools reopen and the students back in classes to recover the lost grounds in the school curriculum. At the same time, we are not toying with their safety and we have the assurances of the support and cooperation of security operatives in this regard.

“We also seek for the prayers of our emirs, religious leaders, and other stakeholders to make Katsina safe.”

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