Insecurity: Governor Sule orders immediate closure of schools in Nasarawa

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The Nasarawa state government has ordered the immediate closure of public and private primary and secondary schools in the state following high level of insecurity.
In a statement on Wednesday in Lafia, the commissioner for education, Fatu Sabo, said Governor Sule Abdullahi has directed the immediate closure of the schools.
The statement directed all principals and head teachers of secondary and primary schools in the state to release their students/pupils to their parents and guardians.
The commissioner however said students who are currently undertaking the NECO/SSCE examinations are to remain as government has put measures in place to ensure their safety during the examinations.
The statement reads: “Folowing recurring incidences of security breaches and threats in parts of the country including some neighboring States, His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, has directed the immediate closure of both public and private primary and secondary Schools operating in the State as a precautionary measure.
Accordingly, all Principals and Head Teachers of Secondary and Primary schools are directed to release their students/pupils to their parents and guardians.
“It is noteworthy however that students currently undertaking the NECO/SSCE examinations are to remain as government
has put measures in place to ensure their safety during the examinations.”

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