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Borno to Reopen Public schools in November




Borno State Government, said on Sunday in Maiduguri, that public schools in the state would reopen in November.

Mohammed Dongel, Chairman, Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, who stated this at a meeting, said that the schools would reopen in the first or the second week of the month.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that public schools were closed down on March 14, after deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in schools in neighbouring Yobe.

“We hope to reopen all public schools by the first or second week of November God willing.

“By then we hope to have put in place all necessary infrastructure and instruction materials for conducive teaching and learning,” he said.

Dongel said that the committee would also introduce measures to enhance school enrollment in the state.

“We plan to introduce various measures to encourage parents to send their children and wards to school.
“The measures will also help entice pupils who are enrolled in school to remain,” he said.

Dongel said that the committee would pay periodic visits to schools to ensure implementation of government plans on increased school enrollment.

NAN recalls that Governor Kashim Shettima had last week inaugurated a 19-Man Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Debby

    October 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I hope the government will protect the lives of the innocent children…

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