ABUJA- The Education Secretariat of FCT Administration has refuted news that schools in the Bwari Area Council have been shut due to the fear of bandits. There were reports that the area was penetrated by bandits loaded in trucks on Wednesday.
The Acting Secretary Education Secretariat, Abdulrazaq Leramoh at a press conference ascertained parents and guardians that no security breach had been recorded to warrant the closure of schools as reported.
He stated that most schools in FCT schools, including the tertiary institutions are presently on a midterm break hence did not signify they were shut down because of security threats.
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Acting secretary assured that students were safe while FCT Schools remained safe with effective and efficient learning and teaching takes place uncontrolled.
He appealed to parents, guardians and the stakeholders, not to concede in completing the government efforts by sustaining the various safety measures the FCT Administration had already put in place while reminding them that security is everybody’s business.
He admitted that adequate security would be deployed to the flashpoints in the territory due to security challenges across the country.
He said, the police, Department of State Services, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Air force, and also the Nigeria Army are all around FCT schools that are in sessions to ensure adequate security is given
He added that the DSS in relation to the security in the tertiary institutions had created a forum where the Vice-Chancellors and Rectors meet monthly to ensure that adequate strategies were put in place on the campuses.