Consequent to the abduction of over 100 students from the Bethel Baptist High School in the early hours of Monday, July 5, the Kaduna state government has ordered the immediate closure of 13 private schools in locations vulnerable to bandit attacks.
The directives were contained in a statement issued by the Kaduna state Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed. The statement warned that those who do not adhere to the directives would be sanctioned.
The names of the schools are; Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda; Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido; ECWA Secondary School, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi. Others are St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary school, Tashar Iche, Tulip International (Boys) School, and Tulip international (Girls) School.
Others are Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare, and Adventist College, Kujama.