Following security threats in the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) has ordered the immediate closure of all private schools in Abuja.
A statement issued by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Nigeria (NAPPSN), Abuja, directed all school owners to close by Wednesday, July 27 (today).
The statement partly reads, “Dear school educators, instruction reaching me now from the Ag. Director DQA is that the FCT Education secretariat has directed that schools are to make sure all examinations going on should be ended by Wednesday, July 27, 2022, and all students including those in boarding should be allowed to go home for the holiday.
“Those writing external examinations and schools that have planned their end of the year speech and prize giving day beyond Wednesday, 27th could go ahead as planned but must put adequate security in place to safeguard both students and staff of their schools, you are addressed strictly to the above instructions”.
CAMPUS GIST reports that, the development is coming barely 48 hours after the Federal Ministry of Education ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College (FGC), Kwali, Abuja following terrorists attack on the neighboring Sheda community, which is close to the college.
It also comes barely a week after some terrorists last weekend ambushed and killed three Presidential guards around the Bwari area council of the FCT, near the Nigerian Law School, Abuja.