Borno state government has pleaded with parents to allow their children return back to school.
According to Punch, Borno state government has appealed to parents in the state this afternoon, after the re-opening of public primary schools in Maiduguri last week, to allow their wards to resume back to school.
“I want to assure parents that government has made adequate security provisions in all schools for the protection of teachers and pupils. Parents should endeavour to send their children to school,” Dr Mohammed Dongel, Chairman of the State Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, appealed.
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Dongel made the appeal during an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri this afternoon. He explained that the State Government has made adequate provision for the security of teachers and pupils in schools.
He said that the state government had plans to commence the distribution of uniform free of charge to all pupils in public schools next week.
“Governor Kashim Shettima is expected to flag off distribution of uniforms free to all pupils in public schools next week. He will also flag off provision of free daily meals in all public primary schools next week,” Dongel said.
Dongel also made it known that the state government has also procured instructional machines for easy teaching and learning in schools in the state, adding that the government has taken up new security measures in schools to ensure adequate safety of both teachers and pupils.
“We are trying to introduce e-learning in primary schools to transform our education system into world class,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that public schools, closed on March 14 due to deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, were re-opened on November 17. The attacks climaxed with the kidnapping of almost 300 school girls in Chibok.