Nigerian Governor Adjusts School Calendar for Ramadan, Shares Details

Mar 12, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • The primary and secondary schools in Borno state have been mandated to close by noon as Muslims observe their fast
  • The Borno Ministry of Education issued this directive on Monday, on behalf of the state government and urged schools to abide throughout Ramadan
  • The state director, school services in the ministry, Alhaji Mustapha Bukar, confirmed the development via a statement journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Borno state, Maiduguri – The Borno state government, headed by Babagana Umara Zulum, has issued a fresh directive to schools during the month of Ramadan.

Borno state, Zulum, Ramadan
Governor Zulum directs schools in Borno state to adjust timing for Ramadan observance.
Photo credit: Dr Abubakar Tijjani
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As reported by The Nation, the Borno State Ministry of Education has directed primary and secondary schools to adjust their calendar and timing.

The state director, school services in the ministry, Alhaji Mustapha Bukar, made this known to newsmen on Monday, March 11, in Maiduguri.

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According to him, the adjustment is because of the fasting period. He added that “schools should now close by noon, instead of 1.30pm.”

He said:

“In light of the ongoing fasting period of Ramadan for the year 1445 AH, it is hereby directed that all primary and secondary schools across the state adjust their daily closing time to noon. Moreover, all non-essential extra-curricular activities should be discouraged throughout the duration of the Ramadan.”

He noted that holidays are scheduled to commence from Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, April 28, Leadership reported.

Ramadan: Gov announces plan to feed 171,900 people daily earlier reported that the governor of Jigawa state, Umar Namadi, said the state government would feed 171,900 people daily during the month of Ramadan.

Governor Namadi said this at the flag-off of the distribution of palliatives to residents of Dutse, Jigawa, on Friday, March 8.

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The initiative aims to support the needy during the fasting period, in addition to provisions such as rice, maize, and spaghetti to be distributed to 150,000 households across the state

Governor Namadi also pledged to facilitate additional palliatives, promised by President Bola Tinubu, to alleviate prevailing hardships.

He said the state had a target of feeding 5,157,000 people throughout Ramadan. Governor Nnamadi said his government had created two centres for the programme in each electoral ward.


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