As part of effort toward returning normalcy to Boko Haram ravaged communities within north-east of Nigeria, the Borno State Government has completed construction of two model boarding primary schools planned for enrollment of the insurgent victims’ children
The Commissioner, Bonor State Ministry of Education, Musa Kubo, disclosed that the completed schools projects location is at Ngomeri-Barwee and that there were 303 Housing estates in Maiduguri.
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday Maiduguri, Kubo stated that embarked on construction of boarding primary and junior secondary schools after the Borno state government foresaw problem of orphans left behind by the Boko Haram insurgency
He hinted that the government has plans to replicate the gesture across other areas ravaged by the Boko Haram, adding that, the state had constructed 16 classroom blocks in Maiduguri under its school integration programme, designed to integrate children and adult into formal school system.
The commissioner also informed that the government had constructed various two-storey building schools with 30 classrooms each, to address congestion in primary and secondary schools, just as he indicated that the structures were built in Government College Maiduguri, Government Girls College Maiduguri, and Yerwa Government Girls College.
“Others were Government Day Secondary School, Zajeri; Junior Secondary Schools at Bulabulin, Ngomari and Bulunkutu”.
Kubo said tat that the state government spent over N200 million on the projects and provided e-learning facilities to other schools in Maiduguri, Kaga, Konduga and Jere local government councils.
He revealed that the government had also embarked on massive construction and rehabilitation of schools ravaged by the insurgents.
The commissioner added that 22 mega school projects were still ongoing in liberated communities, pointing out that each of the school was designed with a 2, 000 pupils capacity.
“All boarding schools which closed down for two years were re-opened and commenced operation for normal academic activities.
“This year, the state government is paying N278 million for indigent students sitting for the National Examination Council (NECO) and Senior School Examination Certificate”.
According to him, the state government in collaboration with UNICEF has conducted psychological training for teachers traumatized by insurgency.
Kubo said the government would implement the State Education Programme Investment Project in partnership with World Bank, to enhance community participation in school management.
It was reported that over 15, 000 classroom blocks were destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents across 27 local government areas of the state.
Hundreds of students and teachers were also killed or abducted by the insurgents.