Over 45 schools have been reopened in Zamfara State by the state government.
Recall that 75 schools were closed down over insecurity in September 2021 following the abduction of students of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education, Alhaji Kabiru Attahiru disclosed that 45 out of 75 of those schools have now been reopened.
He added that the reopening of the schools was categorized into three with Green, Yellow and Red used to differentiate it.
He hoped that the security in the state gets more improvement as the state government looks to reopen the remaining 30 schools.
“While reopening the schools, we categorised them into three groups Green, Yellow and Red. Green were schools located in areas without security threats, the Yellow group is for schools located in areas with little threat of insecurity, while the Red ones were schools in those areas with high security risks.
“Today, I am happy to inform you that as a result of improvement of security in the state, we reopened 45 out of the 75 schools, while only 30 of the schools remained shut. Government and security agencies have been working together to ensure improved security in the state.
“We are hoping for more improvement in security in the state so that we can reopen the remaining 30 schools,’’ he said.