All Privates and Public Schools across all the thirteen (13) Local Government areas of Nasarawa State have been ordered to shut down academic activities till further notice.

The closure of schools was part of the resolution arrived at during an expanded State Executive Council meeting, which took place at the Government House, Lafia, on Wednesday.

Addressing newsmen after the council meeting, state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Fatu Jimaita Sabo, said after reviewing the current situation in the country, especially regarding the security threats in the FCT, the state government decided to close both public and private schools with immediate effect.

She said this became imperative considering the proximity of the state to the FCT as well as the resolve of the government to ensure that schools in Nasarawa operate within a safe environment.

She, however, explained that those in exit classes, who were already writing their final examinations, especially in secondary schools, were exempted.

This comes few hours after the Federal Capital Territory Authority directed all schools to shut down over security threats.

Credit: Punch

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