Banditry, Kidnapping Affecting College Enrollment In Kaduna, Says Sani

Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has stated the insecurity within the state occasioned by bandits, kidnappers, and different legal actions have disrupted the socio-economic actions within the affected communities and likewise affecting faculty enrollment.

Talking on the Capability Constructing Programme organised by the Nigeria Police Power Colleges Safety Squad in Kaduna yesterday, Governor Sani stated the state’s instructional system is dealing with disaster of declining enrolment, with over 200,000 fewer major faculty pupils recorded within the 2022/2023 educational session in comparison with the earlier 12 months.

He stated the dramatic drop (from 2,111,969 in 2021/2022 to 1,734,704 in 2022/2023) is basically attributed to insecurity, including that in some Native Authorities Areas like Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Kajuru, Giwa, and Igabi insecurity has pushed – up the variety of out-of-school youngsters.

Represented by his Chief of Workers, Sani Liman Kila, Uba Sani stated, “Incidents just like the kidnapping of 135 college students from the LEA Main and Junior Secondary College, Kuriga, Chikun Native Authorities tragically illustrates the devastating impression of insecurity on training entry and security.”

He, nonetheless, stated to make sure that the training of youngsters in terrorist-infested areas shouldn’t be interrupted, his administration had commenced the merging of 359 faculties with these in secure places. The governor stated his administration was additionally implementing a Secure College Program to strengthen safety in major and secondary faculties.

He stated: “We’re collaborating with the Nigeria Police Power which is at the moment coaching a Colleges Safety Squad (SPS).”

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