The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District, Senator Danjuma La’Ah has expressed concerns over the Prolonged closure of tertiary institutions in his Senatorial District.
Kaduna state government shut down three institutions in the area since December 2016, citing security reasons. The institutions that were closed include Kafanchan Campus of Kaduna State University, College of Nursing, Kafanchan, and College of Education, Gidan Waya.
Peace has since returned to the area parents, students and stakeholders have continued to plead with the state government to reopen the institutions. Students have taken to the streets of both Kaduna and Kafanchan to protest the closure of the schools but this has not changed the position of the government.
Senator La’ah spoke with the News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kafanchan concerning the continuous closure of the institutions, he said there is no justification for the continued closure.
“Kafanchan is peaceful; secondary and primary schools have been open with no incident against their students and pupils that are younger, and should ordinarily be more vulnerable to attacks.”
“Senior secondary school certificate examinations were conducted without any breach of peace. So, one keeps wondering why the tertiary schools, whose students are adults, should remain closed,”
“Aside from the obvious setback in their educational growth, some of the students have been exposed to social vices and other unwholesome acts as a result of idleness,” he said.”
Senator La’Ah regretted that the schools had remained closed for this long, saying that the closure had retarded the educational development of students in the Senatorial District.
He urged the government to meet with relevant stakeholders, irrespective of political affiliations, in other to address the situation in the interest of all.