SOKOTO: GOv. suspends school resumption


Sokoto State Government has announced the suspension of the resumption of basic and secondary schools in the state by one week.

 The  schools are supposed to resume on Sunday and Monday, for boarding and day students.

The suspension was announced in  a statement by Malam Ibrahim Iya, spokesperson of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education,in Sokoto.

 He said  the suspension followed  the 24-hour curfew declared by the government.

 The Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Bello Guiwa, directed all public and private schools to resume on  May 22, for boarding and May 23, for day students.

 Corps members serving in Sokoto State, especially those in the suburb have been advised to hang about at home due to the 24-hour curfew.

 The state government had on Saturday, imposed 24-hour curfew on Sokoto metropolis, following the aggressive protests by some youths seeking the release of some suspects arrested by the security agencies due to the alleged killing and burning of  Deborah Yakubu, for alleged blasphemy.


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