As Primary and secondary schools resume across Kaduna state and its environs, many parents have vowed not to allow their wards to step out of their corridor, if necessary security arrangements are not put in place to safeguard the lives of the students
A circular from Kaduna State Ministry of Education, signed by Adama Yahaya had ordered both private and public schools in the state to resume on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
Reacting to the circular, some parents who are already victims of bandits’ attacks vowed that they will not allow their children, unless the state government put in place, necessary security arrangements.
Although, the President of the Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (PTAN), Alh Haruna Danjuma had on Sunday called on the Federal and state governments and heads of security agencies to deploy security personnel to strategic places as primary and secondary schools resume today throughout the country. It’s not certain if the state government would heed the advice.
Madam Dorcas Salisu Umoru told Trumpet Newspaper in Kaduna, on Sunday evening that she was still going through the pains of her uncle’s son who was abducted from Bethel School in Maraban, Kaduna as she paid almost half of the ransom to release the son.
“I cannot make any further mistake sending my children to school if the government did not provide security and conducive atmosphere of learning for these students.” She explained
Mr Haruna James said he learned from the mistakes of others and would never allow himself to be caught in the web.
“Before my children step into Government Technical College, Malali, I must go there, inspect facilities and security arrangements on ground. I cannot exchange the lives of my children with education.” He opined
Mrs Mariam Dogo whose daughters are still in primary schools believed those students within Kaduna metropolis may not have issues of security threat because of the presence of various security operatives in the city.
She, however, appealed to the state government to draft more security presence in all the interior villages adding that some schools are closed down indefinitely following security threats and the fact that most villages are deserted by the occupants.
Although some schools in the state have closed indefinitely following increased security threats, it’s not, however, certain, if there will reopen for the academic session, as insecurity intensified without adequate security measures.
As at the time of filling this report, the state Commissioner for Education did not pick his calls as to know the state of preparedness, security consciousness towards school resumption.
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