Abuja - The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has launched the state's free uniform and feeding scheme for primary school pupils.
The schools were opened last week after they were shut down for about eight months due to incessant Boko Haram siege.
Launching the scheme at the Moduganari Primary School in Maiduguri, the governor said the state government was doing all within her power to reposition the state's educational sector.
“This administration has attached great priority to the provision of education, hence the giant stride taken to ensure teaching and learning continue to flourish," Shettima said.
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"However, much to the dismay of people and government, a challenge in form of insecurity outbreak, to which this administration bumped into, became the major impediment to our socio-economic development."
He said head teachers would henceforth be paid allowance so that they can discharged their responsibilities with authority.
The governor also said that deserving and suitable teachers will be given furniture allowance and loans to give way for equal participation in government activities.
Chairman of the committee on resuscitation of primary school education system in the state, Dr Mohammed Dongel, stated that four local government areas which include Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Jere, Monguno and Biu were selected for the programme kick off.
- CAJ News