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FG shuts down Abuja unity colleges over insecurity

By Esther Kalu

The Federal Ministry of Education has directed the closure of all Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) across Abuja over security challenges.

The decision to shut down the schools were said to have been followed by security threats received by the government on the colleges and the bedeviling insecurity affecting education in the state.

Confirming the closure, the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, confirmed to newsmen in Abuja, on Monday that the ministry had ordered the evacuation of students from the schools.

Goong disclosed that the decision was as a result of rising insecurity and threat to the lives and well-being of the students.

As gathered, some of the FGCs had been asked to vacate the school premises on July 20, while others would close on July 26.

However, following the shutdown, the FGC, Kwali, had requested parents on July 24 to pick their children on Monday due to directives from the federal ministry of education.

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