The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through its Education Secretariat on Thursday has said that schools in the nation’s capital are not shut as claimed by a report in one of the dailies.
Speaking on behalf of the administration, the Acting Secretary, Education Secretariat ,Malam Leramoh Abdulrazaq gave this assurance at a press conference in Abuja to allayed the fears of parents, guardians and stakeholders of the safety of their wards in FCT schools.
He said that the security challenges being experienced across the country has been utmost concern to the FCT Administration and has continue to put all efforts and strategies together to safeguard it’s Territory.
He further stated that, FCT Schools which resumed the third term academic session last month had been running smoothly with daily and intensive monitoring and inspection mechanism in place by it’s various departments mandated with such responsibilities.
His said; “No security breach has been recorded in FCT debunking the media reports that FCT Schools have been closed”.
Leramoh , however, stressed that in the face of emerging security challenges, the Education Secretariat has continued to strengthen it’s security personnel and surveillance with strict adherence to security tips and ensure conducive learning environment with full compliance to the COVID-19 protocols.
He therefore called on Parents Guardians and Stakeholders not to relent in complementing the Government efforts and Sustaining the various safety measures the FCT Administration has already put in place reminding them that security is everybody’s business.
He assured them of their ward’s safety under the Education Secretariat custody stressing that, FCT Schools remain safe with effective and efficient learning and teaching taking place unhindered.
Also speaking, the FCTA, Director of Security Services, Malam Adamu Gwary said the FCT Commissioner of Police met last week with other Heads of Security agencies to ensure that all those flashpoints of kidnappers are adequately deployed.
He added that, the FCT Minister , Malam Muhammad Musa Bello also assured the security agencies of support to adequately cover the flash points.
Fielding questions from newsmen on the issue of security in tertiary institutions, he said the Department has created a forum by which all Heads of Tertiary institutions meet regularly, we will now make it monthly to ensure adequate strategies particularly with reference to security in our tertiary institutions.