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No fewer than 75 secondary schools in Zamfara State are still shut over the lingering insecurity in the state.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Kabiru Attahiru, made this known in Gusau on Saturday.
Attahiru, while speaking at a two-day meeting to domesticate the National Policy on Gender in Education (NPGE), said most of the schools are girls secondary schools closed since September 2021 following attacks on two girls’ schools in the state.
He said the state government was working round-the-clock to reopen the schools closed since September 2021 following threats by bandits.
He added that the state government directed the closure of the schools following the abduction of 75 students from Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Attahiru emphasised the need to include field officers in national education policy formulation on gender education to attain the desired result.
In his remarks, the state’s UNICEF consultant, Dr Ahmed Hashim, highlighted the objectives of the committee including reviewing of inputs from previous meetings on NPGE.
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