The federal government on Friday said it has not relocated any federal unity college in Adamawa State. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Olu Lipede, the director, press public relations in the Federal Ministry of Education.
“The attention of the Honourable Minister has been drawn to rumours going round that Government has relocated certain Federal Unity Colleges, especially those in Adamawa State.
“The Honourable Minister wishes to assure the public and the affected communities that no Federal Unity School has been relocated,” it said.
Government only directed a temporary closure of institutions located in areas considered to be high security risk, in the wake of terrorist activities, he said. “The schools that were closed are still recognised as schools still existing in their various locations,” it added.
According to the statement, normal academic and social activities will resume in the affected schools as soon as the security situation in those areas improve. “For the avoidance of doubt, Federal Science and Technical College, Michika, Federal Government College, Ganye, and Federal Government Girls’ College, Yola, all in Adamawa State, have not been relocated.”
NAN recalls that the supervising minister of education, Chief Nyesom Wike, had on March 5, 2013, in a statement signed by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant, media, announced the shutting down of five federal unity colleges “located within the high security risk areas of the North-east geo-political zone”.
The education minister approved the shutting down of five federal government colleges in north-east’s high risk areas, according to the statement. The schools include: Federal Government Girls College, Munguno; Federal Government College, Potiskum; Federal Government College, Buni Yadi; Federal Science and Technical College, Lassa; and Federal Science and Technical College, Michika.
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