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Borno schools to re-open November 17

03 November 2014, 20:34

Maiduguri - The Borno Government said on Monday that it would reopen all public schools on November 17 which were closed down early in the year due to security concern.

The schools were shut on March 14, after deadly attacks by the Boko Haram on schools in neighboring Yobe.

Dr Mohammed Dongel, the chairman of the 19-man committee on the resuscitation of primary school education in the state said that measures to safeguard the schools had been adopted.

He also said the government had taken extra measures to encourage pupils to return and ensure friendly atmosphere for teaching and learning.

"Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has already approved the procurement of chemicals for the fumigation of the schools against reptiles and other rodents ahead of the reopening,'' he said.

Dongel, however, said only primary schools would be reopened, while secondary schools would remain close until the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in the schools were relocated.

Also read: Kwara schools to reopen October 15

"We plan to reopen public secondary schools soon after the primary schools.

"We are working on plans to relocate the IDPs to two places- the Hajj Camp and the International Conference Centre, Maiduguri, so that the schools will be reopened for classes,'’ he said.

According to him, the committee has introduced incentives to ensure that students return to school.



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