Dapchi attack: Commissioner explains why parents may not allow their children to return to school again


The Commissioner for Education in Yobe state, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin has said that, the media is responsible for the current wave of fear among parents who are now nursing the idea of not sending or withdrawing their children from school across the state following the mishap in Dapchi, where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram militants.

Alhaji Lamin, who was speaking to BBC Hausa on a phone interview as regards the abduction in Dapchi said, for now the government’s decision to close schools is a wise one until government is able to put all security measures in place to check activities of intruders such as the Boko Haram militants.

Asked to speak on the security measures Yobe state government is planning to put in place, the commissioner said, any measure government is going to take or is taking at this moment was not for the consumption of the public.

He, however, said that, government is considering putting security measures not only in the girls school in Dapchi but also in all the schools across Yobe state.

Speaking further on the fears by parents whose children are schooling at the Government Girls Science Technical School in Dapchi, who told newsmen that their children are no longer going back to the school even if government reopens the school. The commissioner said, parents are generally afraid due to reports flying with the abduction saga in Dapchi.

“You the media people are responsible for this fears in Yobe state, you are scaring parents with your reports; that is why some of them are even thinking of not to send their children to school again not even about relocating them to other places,” he said.

Our correspondent reports that, the abduction of school girls in Dapchi is going to have a set back in the education of school children not only in Yobe state, but also in the neighbouring state of Borno where fresh memories of the abduction of the Chibok Schoolgirls comes has been revived as a result of the Dapchi incident.


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