Students Writing Exams Asked To Go Home As Jigawa Shuts Down Schools
Public schools in Jigawa State have been shut down by the state government for fear of the students’ safety as a result of the deteriorating security situation in the state.
The schools were unexpectedly shut down in the middle of the students’ terminal examinations.
The closure was confirmed to Premium Times by the spokesperson for the Jigawa State Ministry of Education, Wasilu Umar.
The spokesperson for the Police in the state, however, said they did not call for the closure of the schools and have yet to receive word from the state Education Ministry on the reason for the sudden closure.
One of the primary school headmasters in the state confirmed the development, citing that he believed the closure was due to the precarious security situation in the nation.
“The closure is indefinite until further notice. We believe that it is due to the deteriorating security situation in the state.
“The pupils are yet to sit for the Basic Science and Islamic Religion Knowledge (IRK) examinations before they were asked to leave,” he said.