Some secondary school students in Bauchi on Monday took to the streets to protest over a new policy by the government to separate boys from girls in schools.
Students officially resumed school today (Monday) across the state.
Recall that, Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Mr Aliyu Tilde, said the State government has concluded plans to separate male and female students in secondary schools in the state.
Tilde, while addressing newsmen after a State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Bauchi, said the development was to address moral decadence.
He also said the policy would be executed
“whenever and wherever it is possible”.
“We came up with an idea, let us extend that 1978 abrogation of core education policy to cover our day secondary schools as well, wherever and whenever it is possible,” he had said.
“Wherever is possible is talking about the geography and whenever is possible is talking about the distribution in time. That is, maybe it is possible tomorrow or not in terms of separating them completely.”
But when schools resumed on Monday, the protesting students asked the state government to halt the initiative.