Kaduna State Government has categorically stated that all schools, public, private and religious, including federal schools in the state are to remain closed till the security situation in the State improves.
Kaduna State has had series of cases where school children both from Public schools and Private schools were kidnapped on several occasions.
Earlier today, the news was circulating that the state had lifted the suspension of academic activities and that schools would resume today August 9 for the third term session.
Dr Shehu Muhammad, the state’s Commissioner for Education, in a joint press conference with the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, stated that the news is false
“We were, however, surprised that for mischievous reasons, some individuals are circulating misguided information, claiming it was from the ministry, asking schools to resume.
We want to categorically say that all schools – public, private and religious, including federal schools in the state – are to remain close.
We will reopen as soon as we are advised to do so by security agencies, assuring us that schools are safe to open”