Maiduguri - Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno
on Tuesday said public secondary schools in the state, shut down since March
2013, would re-open for academic activities next Monday.
Shettima gave the directives while receiving Mr Rolf Ree,
the Norwegian Ambassador in Nigeria in his office in Maiduguri.
He said however that the action was limited to day schools
"As from Monday, academic activities will commence in
earnest in all day secondary schools across the state.
"Very soon, we will make effort to re-open all the boarding
schools too,'' Shettima said.
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He commended the Norwegian government for its numerous
support to the state.
"I wish to thank you for the numerous support you have
given to us, you have done so much to us.
"You have shown so much support to our traumatised
people,'' Shettima said.
Ree had told the governor that his visit was aimed at
solidifying relationships between the two governments.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the schools
were closed down, after deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in
schools in neighbouring Yobe.
The state government had last week commenced the
construction of 2, 500 family shelters for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
taking refuge in public schools in Maiduguri to give room for the relocation of
the IDPs and allow the schools to re-open.