Banditry: Niger Schools Reopen Monday

The Niger State Ministry of Education has announced a phased reopening of schools in the state beginning from Monday, two weeks after they were shut because of the activities of bandits.

The Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibril Salihu, in a statement, said that low-risk boarding secondary schools in rural areas wouldcrun as day schools. She said high-risk schools would remain closed.

“All public day secondary schools are to reopen today, March 29, 2021, all boarding secondary schools in urban areas are to reopen on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

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‘‘Public day secondary schools in areas of high risk that would run in clusters with selected safe schools in nearby communities would reopen on a later date to be announced after adequate arrangements are concluded,” she stated.


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