The Niger State Government has urged parents not to be discouraged from sending their children or wards to school despite the security challenges in the state.
The state Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Hanatu Jibrin Salihu, said this while handing over the released students who were abducted from Government Science College, Kagara to their families in Minna, the state capital.
Salihu disclosed that the government has promised to secure all its schools from all criminal elements to allow students and pupils to pursue their education.
The Commissioner, speaking on behalf of Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said that plans were already in place towards ensuring that schools are safe in the state especially the boarding schools.
She also revealed that arrangements have commenced to allow the SS3 students to write their final examination.
“We are in contact with the SS3 students and working out how best we can help them so that they will write their exams. And I am sure at the end of the day, we will come out with something productive for them”, Salihu stated.