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Borno committee to lead re-opening of schools

17 August 2015, 07:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has constituted a 13-man committee to ensure the re-opening of public schools in Maiduguri.

These have been shutdown in the state capital shutdown over a year ago as a result of Boko Haram insurgency. 

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa confirmed the establishment of the committee.

He said the committee had three weeks within to submit its report to the government, after which action would be taken on the reopening of the schools. 

Shuwa added that the terms of reference of the committee include identifying the total number of public schools and advice government on how best these schools could be effectively used for academic activities. 

The committee is expected to take into consideration those schools currently accommodating IDPs as well as evaluate how best the internally displaced students and pupils at the camps and those staying with relatives in the host communities could appropriately be distributed to the existing public schools in the state capital.

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He added that the committee was also expected to make recommendations on how the State Universal Basic Education Board should post relevant teaching staff to secondary and primary schools in view of the existing conditions. 

The committee is equally tasked with the responsibility of liaising with security agencies on provision of adequate security to the IDPs and the schools when reopened and to recommend measures that it may find necessary for the effective and smooth achievement of the set objectives.

Alhaji Gambo Gubio will chair the committee that has other notable personalities in the state including Dr. Bulama Mali Gubio, Alhaji Haruna Idrisa Timta, Alhaji Musa Inuwa Kubo, Alhaji Abubakar Musa, Alhaji Lawan Shettima Benisheikh and Mohammed Kauji, as members.

CAJ News established that the schools are expected to be opened for classes in Maiduguri at the beginning of next academic session when the students might have lost two academic sessions. 

Many schools in the rural areas were either attacked or inaccessible during the peak of the expansionist drive of the Boko Haram insurgents. 

- CAJ News


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