As security improves, 45 schools in Zamfara reopen.


As security improves, 45 schools in Zamfara reopen.
The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday in Gusau that 45 of the 75 schools that the Zamfara State government had closed due to insecurity have now been reopened.

Alhaji Kabiru Attahiru, the ministry's permanent secretary, revealed this to members of the state's Technical Team on Education in Emergencies who visited the ministry to advocate for themselves.

After pupils from Administration Day Secondary School, Kaya, in the state's Maradun Local Government Area were kidnapped, the state government ordered that all schools close in September 2021.

"When the schools were reopened, we divided them into three groups: Green, Yellow, and Red.

Attahiru stated that "Green were schools located in locations without security threats, Yellow were schools located in places with a moderate hazard of insecurity, and Red were schools located in areas with a high risk of security."

All 75 of the schools, according to him, were in the Red group at the time of closure since it was risky to keep them open.

"Today, I'm pleased to let you know that 45 out of 75 schools have been reopened as a result of increased security in the state, leaving only 30 schools closed.

"To maintain better security in the state, the government and security services have been collaborating.

In order to reopen the remaining 30 schools, he stated, "we are expecting for more improvement in security in the state."

The permanent secretary thanked the EiE team for their visit and reaffirmed the ministry's dedication to working with all stakeholders to advance the state's educational landscape.

"I embrace this new development. This group is a partner in my advancement, in my opinion. I am assuring you of the ministry's complete cooperation and support," he continued.

The visit, according to the team's leader, Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdu-Gusau, was intended to support the creation of the state's Education in Emergencies Working Group.

The advocacy tour, according to Abdu-Gusau, the director of planning, research, and statistics for the ministry, was also a part of celebrations for the International Day of the Girl Child.

Dr. Ahmad Hashim, the team's deputy head, stated in his remarks that the Development Research and Project Centre developed the EiE team.

"The DRPC is an NGO with a base in Kano that works on livelihoods, public health, and females' education, among other things," Hashim stated.

In order to ensure that the goals of the EiEWG were accomplished, he pleaded with the ministry to provide the required backing and collaboration.

He claimed that Zamfara could do this by putting into practice the national strategy on safety, security, violence-free schools, and safe school activities.


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