Public Schools To Re-open In Maiduguri.
Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, on Friday said public schools in the state capital Maiduguri, closed for two academic sessions as a result of Boko Haram insurgency, would be reopened next month.
The governor, in order to ensure this, immediately constituted a nine-man committee to ensure all public schools within the state capital Maiduguri are reopened.
Shettima had last month set up a committee to work out the modalities for the reopening of the schools, which report was submitted on Friday.
Receiving the report, the governor said, “Our decision to set up the committee was largely informed by the need to radically reinvigorate the sector with a view to making it a formidable model of excellence worthy of emulation.
“You may recall our earlier attempt at re-sustaining the education system when the education quality assurance task team was established. However, the work was marred by the extremely complicated and unconventional security challenges we have been experiencing.”
He recalled that the closure of public schools was necessitated by the security challenges and the abduction of Chibok girls which have subjected untold physical and psychological trauma on the students and pupils.
While presenting the report, the chairman of the committee, Alhaji Gambo Gubio, said, after their inauguration on August 26, 2015, they started the assignment in earnest by visiting the schools and camps occupied by the internally displaced persons to assess the situation.