The federal government has relocated the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Kaduna State to a temporary site following the abduction of 37 students in March and their eventual release almost two months later.
Parents of the students on Monday expressed satisfaction over the decision, saying it will encourage them to return their children to school.
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Friday Sanni, a parent whose two daughters were among the abducted students, commended the school management and federal government over the decision.
Sanni said it would allay the fears of all parents and give them confidence to return their children to the school.
Though the new site was not announced by the federal government, the school Provost, Dr. Usman M. Bello said at a press briefing in Kaduna that the Ministry of Environment had concluded plans to temporarily relocate the college to a safer place with adequate security.
Dr Bello assured that vehicles would be provided to shuttle staff and students alike from the temporary site to designated bus stops within Kaduna metropolis.
The provost urged parents and guardians of the students to allow their wards pursue their education to the end, adding that there would be accommodation in the new site for the students to study comfortably.
While thanking them for their patience and understanding during the abduction period, Dr. Bello appreciated the roles played by the federal government, Ministry of Environment, security agencies and Sheikh Ahmad Gumi in getting the students released.