Insecurity: Tambuwal merges boarding schools
In order to provide adequate security, governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto has approved the temporary merger of all boarding schools located on boarder towns that were earlier closed, with other more secure schools.
This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the State Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education, Nura Maikwanci.
With the merger, which took effect from Friday 8th January, 2021, the following schools were affected:
● GSS Kebbe moved to GSS Sanyinna
● Sultan Muhammadu Tambari Illela moved to GSS Gwadabawa
● GSS S/Birnin Gobir moved to Sani Dangyadi Unit Secondary School, Farfaru
● Government Girls Secondary School Illela moved to HABMASS, Sokoto
● UBEC S/Birnin Gobir moved to HABMASS, Sokoto
● GGC Rabah moved to Government Girls Unity Secondary School Bodinga
● GSS Gada moved to GSS Kware
● GSS Gandi moved to GSS Wurno
● GSS Goronyo moved to GSS Wurno
● GSS Tureta moved Sultan Abubakar College, Sokoto
● GSS Isa moved to STC, Sokoto
● GTC Binji moved ABA, Farfaru
● OOTC Bafarawa moved to GTC, Farfaru
“However, all pupils of Government Boarding Primary School Balle, Isa and Jabo are to return to their respective schools to continue with their classes.
“All parents of the affected students and pupils are therefore advised to send their wards to the schools they have been merged with.
“Also, all the affected principals are required to take immediate action,” the statement reads.
According to Maikwanci, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Muhammad Abubakar said all necessary arrangements have been made to ensure the success of the merger.