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Borno orders private schools to re-open

02 October 2014, 16:21

Maiduguri - The Borno Government on Thursday directed operators of private schools to re-open for the new session in compliance with the Federal Government directive for schools to resume on September 22.

Mohammed Kauji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, gave the directive at a meeting he held with directors of the ministry in Maiduguri.

Kauji, however, said that public schools would remain closed pending when alternative accommodation would be provided for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in school buildings in Maiduguri.

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"The IDPs have occupied most school buildings in the state capital; this is due mainly to insecurity facing us.

"Plans are underway to get places to relocate them so that schools can re-open for classes,'' he said.   

The public schools in the state were closed on March 16, following insurgent attack on the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe.

Private schools were, however, not affected by the closure.

-  NAN


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