Zamfara State government has reopened 45 out of the 75 schools it closed down over insecurity.
Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Education, Kabiru Attahiru, made the disclosure when he received members of the state’s Technical Team on Education in Emergencies who paid advocacy visit to the ministry.
“While reopening the schools, we categorised them into three groups – Green, Yellow and Red.
“Green were schools located in areas without security threats, the Yellow group is for schools located in areas with little threat of insecurity, while the Red ones were schools in those areas with high security risks,’’ Attahiru explained.
He said all the 75 schools fell into the Red group at the time of their closure as it was dangerous to allow them to remain open.
“Today, I am happy to inform you that as a result of improvement of security in the state, we reopened 45 out of the 75 schools, while only 30 of the schools remained shut.
The state government directed the shutting of the schools in September 2021 following the abduction of students of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state.