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Borno rebuilds 5,000 classrooms, constructs 56,000 others for children

On Wednesday, Borno State government revealed it has rebuilt over 5,000 classroom destroyed by Boko Haram.

It also said it had established more centre in Bama, Gwoza and Abadam local government areas to educate over 56,000 children orphaned by insurgency in the state.

Musa Inuwa Kubo, The Commissioner for education, also said prior to the crisis of Boko Haram, Borno State was considered backward, adding that this was as a result of negligence by past administrations in the state.

The Commissioner speaking on the achievements of his ministry said it was a rare privilege for him to speak on the progress made in the education sector, as the target of Boko Haram insurgents was to destroy education in the state.

According to Mr Kubo, in 2014, activities of the Boko Haram led to the closure of all schools in Borno and that internally displaced persons, IDPs, had to take over schools between 2014 and 2016.

“Today, we have relocated our IDPs to other locations. It is a thing of joy to also tell the world that all our schools are back in session except for communities that are still in danger zone. However, we have relocated all those schools to safer areas for now because of uncertainty.

“The State government has embarked on reconstruction of all schools destroy by Boko Haram in areas that have been liberated. We have created more classrooms where congestion has taken toll on learning for pupils and students.

“We have embarked on construction of boarding schools for all orphans . We mean particularly those that lost their parents and have no relations to take care of them.”

 

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