BANDITRY: AFTER TWO WEEKS, NIGER REOPENS SCHOOLS TODAY

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BY DEJI OGUNSOLA

Niger State Ministry of Education has disclosed that low-risk boarding secondary schools in rural areas are to run as day schools while high-risk schools remain closed even as the schools reopen in phases in the state today.

The Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibril Salihu, in a statement yesterday announced the reopening of the schools in phases, saying that the decisions to improve the security of the schools were reached after a two-week closure of the schools in the state to conduct a risk assessment.

Hajiya Salihu said the decisions on phased reopening were later concluded at an expanded management meeting with directors of the ministry, zonal directors of Quality Assurance, and Heads of Agencies.

She disclosed that all principals have been provided with specific details in respect of the arrangements as they are expected to work in collaboration with their zonal directors to ensure compliance in light of the demands of current security realities.

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