Kaduna govt shuts two schools over alleged rape, pregnant student.
Written by News Room on January 3, 2022
Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority (KSSQA) has shut down the two Islamiyah schools indefinitely over the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl and impregnation of another 12- year-old girl.
Immediately the government received the report of the incident, one of the schools, Madrasatul Ulumul Deeniya wa Tahfizul Qur’an, located in Rigasa, was closed down over the alleged rape of the six-year-old girl in the school premises.
The other school, located at Tsohon Masallacin Juma’a in Kachia, Kachia Local Government, was also closed, following an alleged impregnation of a 12-year-old girl by a 50-year-old teacher at the school.
The Overseer of the KSSQA, Mr. Idris Aliyu, who shut down the Islamiya School in Rigasa, explained that the six-year-old girl was violated within the school premises and the school authority covered it up and claimed ignorance of the incident.
Aliyu added that the information before the Ministry of Education showed that the survivor’s grandmother went to the school authority to complain but was allegedly beaten by the students and teachers of the Islamiyah.
He said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered that the Islamiyah be shut down indefinitely until the investigation is concluded and the culprit produced.