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Besieged school moves to new site

12 July 2013, 07:45 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Students from the Yobe government boarding school that were victims of a Boko Haram attack will be relocated to a new site when schools reopen.

The State Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Mohammed Alamin, said Governor Ibrahim Gaidam ordered the movement of the students from to a new boarding school recently built by the present administration.

Secondary schools in the state were shut down after suspected members of Boko Haram invaded Government Secondary School (GSS) Mamudo, killing more than 40 students and a teacher.

“GSS Mamudo is one of the many schools built by previous administrations but not equipped to standard. We are now devoting large amounts of resources to fence some of these schools and provide them with needed facilities.

"We have renovated 16 now and work will continue. But we feel it is better to merge some of them and move them to the new boarding schools we have built”, he said.

Alamin said the state government was liaising with security agents and community leaders around the state to find a way to ensure adequate security for the schools.

“That is why Governor Gaidam ordered the closure of the schools until the new academic session in September.

"We will work within this period so that when school resumes, we will have a conducive, secure environment for all our students and their teachers,”
Alamin said.

- CAJ News


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