Nigerian government closes Unity school amid ongoing exam

The Nigerian Government on Monday ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, over a threat of bandit attack. The country’s Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive contained in a statement from the ministry’s Press Director, Ben Goong. The new development has stopped the ongoing third term examination in school and the Higher School Certificate Examination (SSCE) by the National Council of Examinations (NECO). But the ministry said it would communicate to students how and when they would take their exams that they might fail as a result of the abrupt closure. PREMIUM TIMES reported how parents were asked to evacuate their wards from school fearing an attack by bandits who had attacked Sheda, the neighboring village of FGC, on Sunday. close order Mr Goong’s Monday statement quoted Mr Adamu as saying: “The closure became necessary following a security breach in Sheda and Lambata villages, Kwali Area Council suburbs which also threatened FGC Kwali.” According to the Minister, the timely intervention of security agencies saved the situation. The president of the school’s PTA, Suleiman Idajili, confirmed Sunday night to PREMIUM TIMES by phone that the school administration had asked parents to pick up their wards. Idajili, who praised security officials for their interventions, said the evacuation request was approved by the government. under examination Meanwhile, the minister is also said to have ordered that arrangements be made for final year students to conclude their ongoing SSCE exams. The Minister also ordered “unity college principals across the country to liaise with security agencies within their jurisdictions to prevent any security breaches in our schools.” Last year, Nigeria witnessed an unprecedented number of attacks on schools, especially in the northwestern part of the country. The Northwest is currently a hotbed of banditry and kidnapping by bandits for ransom. The recent attack on the Kuje prison has raised fears that more attacks may be witnessed at the FCT. Qosim Suleiman is a reporter for Premium Times in partnership with report to the worldthat unites local newsrooms with talented emerging journalists to report on hidden topics around the world. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Nigerian government closes Unity school amid ongoing exam