The Kaduna State Government has directed all Proprietors of Public and Private Schools including Islamiyyas to set up School-based Security Committees to ensure the safety of their students.
The directives is coming as the state approved the school Calendar for 1st Term of the 2021/2022 academic year to enable schools to re-open for the term in phases on 12 September 2021.
The State Commissioner for Education, Shehu Usman Muhamma, in a statement issued on Saturday also tasked members of the School Security Committee to ensure proper monitoring of security apparatuses in place and prompt security alertness in case of any security threat.
He said if there is any perceived threat, they can call the telephone numbers given to them.
He said the Ministry appreciated the support of all stakeholders in the education sector, security agencies, parents and guardians and the media and called on them not to relent in ensuring safer learning environments for all learners at all levels in the state.
“The Ministry of Education is directing all Principals to make arrangements to receive JSS1, JSS2, SS1 & SS2 Boarding Students on Sunday, 12th September 2021 and Day Students on Monday 13th September 2021 for a period of fourteen (14) weeks for the term.
“Primary 1-6 are to resume on the 27th September, 2021 for a period twelve (12) weeks for the term,” he said.