The Yobe State government has issued a directive to all boarding schools in the state to suspend their activities and close the schools.
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Muhammed Idris, made the announcement on Monday in Damaturu while addressing newsmen.
Idris said the directive was a proactive step to protect the schoolchildren against security attacks that have rocked the northern region.
“The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in the state,” he said.
“Students from JSS I to SSS II should vacate their schools immediately.
“The closure of the boarding schools is informed by the security concern and the urgent need for government to be proactive in safeguarding the lives of the children.
“All day schools are to continue with the normal academic activities,” the commissioner said, adding that further statement would be made concerning the reopening of the schools as soon as possible.”
He added that the ministry was strategizing on how to take learning home to the students “because the state government, led by Mai Mala Buni, is very serious about the lives of the students.”