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Breaking: Northern state orders reopening of schools amid rise in kidnapping cases

- All boarding schools in Katsina state have been told to reopen

- The directive for the full reopening was announced by the commissioner for education


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A report by The Punch indicates that Katsina state boarding schools have been directed to reopen on Tuesday, March 2.

The directive was announced on Sunday, February 28, by Badamosi Charanchi, the state commissioner for education.

Charanchi clarifying the directive after he met top officials in his ministry, said boarding students in the four command schools in the state are to resume fully.

The schools include Government Secondary Command school, Faskari; Government Secondary Command school, Musawa; Government Girls Command school, Barkiya, and Police secondary school, Mani.

He added that male students in the remaining boarding schools should report at any nearest secondary school to their places of abode to continue their studies while their female counterparts should await further instruction from the government.

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“All girls boarding secondary schools should hold on a little until the security situation improves,” he added.

Lawal said, “We want to see that schools reopen and the students back in classes to recover the lost grounds in the school curriculum. At the same time, we are not toying with their safety and we have the assurances of the support and cooperation of security operatives in this regard.

“We also seek for the prayers of our emirs, religious leaders, and other stakeholders to make Katsina safe.”

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