Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered the closure of 13 private secondary schools over the breach of security in the state.
He made this known in a statement issued by the Director-General, Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority, Umma K. Ahmed, following the abduction of 140 students of Bethel Baptist High school in the state on Monday.
The governor noted that the decision was reached following a meeting held with the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) with the state giver on Monday.
El-Rufai added that the decision to close the schools was taken and they were advised to close on Monday, July 5, 2021.
The governor stated that appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting, the statement stressed.
The schools affected were Faith Academy, Maraban Rido, Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido, ECWA secondary school, Unguwar Maje, Bethel Baptist High school, Damishi, St Peters Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary school Kujama and Ibiso Secondary school, Tashar Iche.
Others were Tulip International (Boys) school, Tulip International (Girls), Goodnews Secondary School, St Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institute, Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.