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  • Updated: May 08, 2024

Kaduna government merges 359 schools from troubled areas

Kaduna government merges 359 schools from troubled areas

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Uba Sani announced that the state government has initiated the consolidation of 359 primary and secondary schools from volatile regions to more secure areas.

The decision was revealed during a training event conducted by the Nigerian Police Force Schools Protection Squad in Kaduna on Wednesday.

Speaking through his Chief of Staff, Sani Kila, the governor emphasized the importance of safeguarding the education of children in conflict and terrorism-affected zones.

He affirmed, "We have begun the process of merging 359 schools with those situated in safer environments to ensure uninterrupted learning for these children."

"We are also implementing our SAFE SCHOOL PROGRAM to strengthen the security in our primary and secondary schools."

To this end, the governor remarked, "We are collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force which is currently training a Schools Protection Squad, SPS.

The governor further revealed that the state government has allocated sufficient funds for the effective implementation of the Safe School Program.

Among the measures being undertaken are the fencing of schools and the establishment of Security and Safety Response Committees comprising members from schools and communities.

Earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Audu Dabigi, emphasized the significance of the School Protection Squad's establishment.

He described it as a crucial step towards ensuring the safety and security of educational institutions, which serve as the foundation of our society.

“I urge every one of us to embrace the mission of the School Protection Squad wholeheartedly and to work tirelessly towards its success. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that every child in Kaduna State has the opportunity to pursue his/her education in a safe and secure environment.”

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