Katsina reopens five boarding schools — 3 months after Kankara abductions

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

The Katsina government has directed the reopening of five boarding schools in the state for the continuation of the 2020/2021 academic session from Sunday, March 28.


The state government also directed the reopening of all female boarding secondary schools.

Female pupils are to resume at nearby day schools within their locations on Wednesday, March 24.

The schools were shut in December following the abduction of more than 300 students of the Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kankara.


The students regained freedom five days after their abduction.

According to a statement by Sani Suleiman, public relations officer in the state ministry of education, COVID-19 protocol must be strictly adhered to by staff, students and visitors.

“In line with the Katsina State policy on School’s resumption, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari (CFR) has directed the reopening of all Female Boarding Secondary Schools on Day System Basis to nearby Schools of their locations/residence on Wednesday 24th March, 2021,” the statement said.


“Similarly, the Government directed the re-opening of the following boarding Schools: Government Unity Secondary School Malumfashi; SUNCAIS Katsina; Government Girls Secondary School Dutsin Safe Katsina; Government Girls Arabic Secondary School Dutsinma; Government School for the Deaf Malumfashi and Government School for the Blind Katsina on Sunday 28th Match, 2021 for the continuation of 2020/2021 academic session.

“Covid-19 protocols should strictly be adhered to by Students, Staff and Visitors.”

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