Niger State Government has said that it will secure all schools from criminal elements to allow students and pupils to pursue their education in the State.
Commissioner of Education Hajiya Hanatu Jibrin Salihu said this on behalf of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello while handing over the released abductees from the Government Science College Kagara to their relatives in Minna.
The Commissioner said that plans were already on to make sure that schools are safe in the state especially the boarding schools.
She said that arrangements had commenced for the SS3 students to write their final examination
“We are in contact with the SS3 students and working out how best we can help them so that they will write their exams. And I am sure at the end of the day, we will come out with something productive for them,” she said.
Meanwhile she encouraged parents not to be discouraged by what had happened emphasising that the government was taking precautions to make the schools safe and thanked them for their patience during the trying period, urging them to remain strong in trusting God.
Mallam Ubaidu also commended the state government for securing the release of the kidnapped victims and enjoined the students not to give up on their quest for education.
“I hope this will not deter you from education, because education is a weapon to fight against societal vices. Go home and be strong. You, the SS3 students read your books to prepare for your exams. What you don’t understand, ask your friends. But, in all, see what happened to you as an act of God,” he advised.