Kaduna Pronounces Relocation Of 359 Faculties Over Kidnapping, Banditry

The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, has declared that at the least 300 and fifty-nine colleges would quickly be relocated throughout the state.

The governor disclosed this on Wednesday whereas expressing his misery concerning the lower in scholar enrolment in colleges all through the state.

Governor Sani attributed this decline to the rise in insecurity brought on by incidents of kidnapping, banditry, and different felony actions within the state.

To handle the scenario, the governor revealed that his administration has initiated plans to relocate 359 colleges from areas affected by terrorism and combine them with different colleges in safer areas.

Naija Information stories that Governor Sani made these remarks on Wednesday on the opening of a one-day capacity-building program organized by the Nigeria Police Pressure Faculty Safety Squad in Kaduna.

Sani described as apt the theme of the programme: ‘Strengthening Safety Resilience and Integration of Host Communities within the Safety of Schooling.’

“Incidents just like the kidnapping of 135 college students from the LEA Main and Junior Secondary Faculty, Kuriga, Chikun Native Authorities tragically illustrates the devastating affect of insecurity on schooling entry and security.

“To make sure that the schooling of our kids in conflict-prone and terrorists-infested areas is just not interrupted, we’ve got commenced the merging of 359 colleges with these in secure areas,” the governor mentioned.

Sani added: “Kaduna State is among the states that has been waging a sustained battle towards banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and different types of criminality.

“These non-state actors have disrupted socio-economic actions within the affected communities and are threatening our instructional revitalization programme.

“Kaduna State’s instructional system is going through a disaster of declining enrolment, with over 200,000 fewer main college pupils recorded within the 2022/2023 tutorial session in comparison with the earlier 12 months.

“This dramatic drop (from 2,111,969 in 2021/2022 to 1,734,704 in 2022/2023) is essentially attributed to insecurity.

“In a number of native authorities areas, notably Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Kajuru, Giwa, and Igabi, insecurity has compelled college consolidation, additional pushing up the variety of out-of-school youngsters.”

The Kaduna State governor recommended the Inspector Normal of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, for establishing the Faculties Safety Squad, a proactive initiative geared toward enhancing safety and security in instructional establishments throughout Nigeria.

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