The Ministry of Education has
ordered the immediate closure
of the Federal Government
College, Kwali, in the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT) over
In a statement issued on Monday,
Ben Goong, director of press and
public relations in the Ministry, attributed the decision
to a security breach in communities around the school.
He said Adamu Adamu, Minister
of Education, gave the directive
early Monday morning, with additional order that security should be beefed up in all the unity schools in the country.
“The Federal Ministry of
Education has ordered the
immediate closure of one of its
colleges, the Federal Government
College Kwali, located in Kwali
Area Council of the Federal1
Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Education Minister, Adamu
Adamu who gave the directive in
the early hours of this morning
said the closure became necessary
following a security breach on
Sheda and Lambata Villages,
suburbs of Kwali Area Council
which also threatened FGC Kwali.
“According to the Minister, the
timely intervention of security
Agencies saved the
situation. Adamu Adamu also
directed that arrangements
should be made for final year
students to conclude their NECO
“The Minister has also directed
Principals of Unity Colleges across
the country to liaise with security
Agencies within their jurisdictions
in order to forestall any security
breach in our schools”, the statement said.
The development comes in the
wake of recent reports of
abductions in the outskirts of the
nation’s capital, and jailbreak at Kuje in the nation’s capital, perpetrated by terrorists.