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NAPTAN seeks adequate security for schools nationwide

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The National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has charged government at all levels and private school owners to provide adequate security and relocate all boarding schools in rural areas to urban areas.

NAPTAN National President, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, stated this in a telephone interview with The Guardian, stressing that as schools resume across the country, they should provide joint security forces to patrol and secure all schools to protect students, teachers and staff members from attacks.

He urged government at all levels to deploy their resources in ensuring security and security apparatus to protect life and property in the nation’s schools, adding that traditional rulers, community leaders, youths and all NAPTAN members should join hands with security operatives to ensure safety in schools.

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Danjuma said government should build more classrooms and other facilities in urban schools to accommodate students who would be relocating from boarding schools in rural areas.

He explained that there was the need for all students relocating from boarding schools in rural areas for security reasons to be fixed in schools in boarding schools in Urban areas for them not to miss classes as well as to enable them catch up with their colleagues.

The National President appealed to state governors not to allow students from where schools are closed due to attacks in the states to remain at home but fixed them in other schools within the state in urban areas for them not to lose academically. 

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