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The ministry of education has ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the federal capital territory (FCT) over security threats.
In a statement issued on Monday, Ben Goong, director of press and public relations in the ministry of education, attributed the decision to a security breach in communities around the school.
He said Adamu Adamu, minister of education, gave the directive early Monday morning and that security should be beefed up in all the unity schools in the country.
“The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of one of its colleges, the Federal Government College Kwali, located in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,” the statement reads.
“Education Minister, Adamu Adamu who gave the directive in the early hours of this morning said the closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata Villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council which also threatened FGC Kwali.
“According to the Minister, the timely intervention of security Agencies saved the situation. Adamu Adamu also directed that arrangements should be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.
“The Minister has also directed Principals of Unity Colleges across the country to liaise with security Agencies within their jurisdictions in order to forestall any security breach in our schools.”
The development comes in the wake of recent reports of abductions in the outskirts of the nation’s capital.
Three weeks ago, the correctional facility in the Kuje area council was attacked by gunmen. Hundreds of inmates, including suspected Boko Haram members, escaped during the attack.
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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.