Boko Haram: Adamawa parents refuse to move students to Katsina

By Garba Muhammad

The Parents Teachers Association, PTA, of the Federal Government Science and Technical College, Michika in Adamawa, says its members will not allow their children’s transfer to a similar school in Katsina State.

Following the February 20 Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on FGC Buni-Yadi in Yobe, the Federal Ministry of Education closed down five Unity Schools.
The Federal Government Science and Technical College, Michika in Adamawa is one of the schools affected by the development.

The school’s PTA chairman, Elijah Kwada, said in a telephone interview that the parents had held a meeting of the association to discuss the issue.He said the meeting resolved that the parents would not move their children to Katsina or anywhere else.

“We had a meeting on Monday and resolved that our children are not going anywhere,” Mr Kwada said. He said the parents also resolved to rather demand for adequate security in the school and not the transfer of their children.

“How sure are we that even Katsina is safe?” the PTA chairman said. He, however, said the association had put the parents’ position into writing and would take it to the Federal Ministry of Education. Mr. Kwada said the children were now at home and their parents would rather
put them in private schools for (now).

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