Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Reopening Borno schools to undergo fumigation

03 November 2014, 19:30

Abuja - Borno State will fumigate all primary schools that will reopen later this month following their closure at the peak of the terror that gripped the state recently.

The schools, it has been announced, will reopen on November 17.

Dr Mohammed Dongel, the Chairman of the state 19-man committee on the resuscitation of primary school education, confirmed the reopening and fumigation.

He said the state government had already procured chemicals for the fumigation of the schools, against reptiles and other rodents before the reopening date.

Also read: Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident injures three

“All things being equal, public schools will re-open for classes on November. 17. Governor Kashim Shettima has already approved the procurement of chemicals for the fumigation of the schools against reptiles and other rodents ahead of the re-opening,” Dongel said.

He revealed that the exercise will only affect primary schools, as secondary schools would remain closed pending the time the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in the schools were relocated.

“We plan to re-open 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 re-opened for classes,” he said.

He said the committee had introduced numerous incentives to ensure that students return to schools after the re-opening.

“One will agree with me that most parents have been traumatized by insurgents’ attacks on schools. Students have also been scared due to incessant attacks on schools so we need to introduce measures for the purpose of encouraging school’s enrollment and retention.”

Dongel added that the government had agreed to provide free school uniforms to all students in public schools to encourage them remain in class.

“Government has also introduced free daily meals in all public schools to entice students to stay.”

 – CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...