Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Monday morning, indicates that parents of Primary and Secondary Schools Pupils and Students in Kaduna State, have vowed that their children will not return to the School premises, until something concrete is done by the government to guarantee their safety while in School.
This is as Schools are set to resume across Kaduna State.
Recall, that a Circular from the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, signed by Adama Yahaya, had ordered both Private and Public Schools in the State, to resume on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
However, reacting to the Circular, some parents vowed to resist such a move.
The President of the Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria, PTAN, Haruna Danjuma, had also on Sunday, called on the Federal, State Governments and Heads of Security Agencies, to deploy Security Personnel to strategic places.
Speaking, a parent, Madam Dorcas Salisu Umoru, told Daily Post, on Sunday evening, that she is still going through the pains of her uncle’s son who was abducted from Bethel School, in Maraban, Kaduna State, as she paid ransom to secure his freedom.
She said: “I cannot make any further mistake sending my children to School, if the government did not provide a secure and conducive atmosphere of learning for these Students.”
Another parent, Mr. Haruna James, stated that he would never allow himself to be caught in the web.
His words exactly: “Before my children step into Government Technical College, Malali, I must go there, inspect facilities, security arrangements on ground. I cannot exchange the lives of my children with education.”
Mrs. Mariam Dogo, whose daughters are still in Primary School, however, said that she believes that the Students within Kaduna metropolis may not have much issue of security threats, because of the presence of various Security Operatives in the capital city.
She nonetheless, appealed to the State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s watch, to draft more Security presence in all the interior villages, adding that, most villages are deserted by the residents.
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