Male secondary school students are currently protesting in Bauchi’s streets against the state government’s new policy of segregating boys and girls in schools.
The administration has finalized plans to separate male and female students in secondary schools in Bauchi, according to Mr. Aliyu Tilde, the state commissioner for education.
Tilde told reporters following a State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Bauchi that the proposal would be implemented only when and where it was feasible.
He went on to say that the goal was to combat the moral decay that has become so prevalent among secondary school students.
He predicted that private schools would follow suit and separate the genders in separate institutions, with males attending academic activities in one facility and females in another.