Thursday, 6 March 2014

Fear Of Boko Haram Attacks Forces FG to shut down 5 Federal Unity Schools in Yobe, Borno & Adamawa

Fear of possible new attacks by Boko Haram militants in the troubled Northeast, where over 40 students were last week killed in Federal Government College, Yobe State has forced the government to formally close down all Federal Colleges in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

The supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, made the unprecedented announcement in Abuja on Wednesday through his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, as the government appears to be losing faith in its ability to protect. 

According to Wike, the affected federal institutions, also known as Unity Schools, are:
Federal Government Girls College, Munguno, and Federal Science and Technical College, Lassa in Borno;
Federal Government College, Potiskum and Federal Government College, Buni Yadi in Yobe; and
Federal Science and Technical College, Michika, Adamawa.

The schools are feared to be possible targets of the militants, who have been targeting schools lately, and the government made the decision in order to save student and staff from danger.

Wike has further directed that candidates scheduled to take the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council and Basic Education Certificate Examination at the FGGC, Potiskum, will now take those tests at the FGGC in Bauchi State.

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