Connect with us


Send Children Back to School – Borno Govt. Urges Apprehensive Parents




Following the re-opening of public primary schools in Maiduguri last week, the Borno State Government on Sunday appealed to parents to send their children back to schools

Mohammed Dongel, Chairman of the State Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, made the appeal during interview with newsmen in Maiduguri.

Dongel said the State Government had made adequate provision for the security of teachers and pupils in schools.

He said although a large number of parents had sent their children to schools, others were still apprehensive.

“I want to assure parents that government has made adequate security provisions in all schools for the protection of teachers and pupils.

“Parents should endeavour to send their children to school,” Dongel said.

He said that the state government had plans to commence the distribution of uniform free of charge to all pupils in public schools next week.

“Governor Kashim  Shettima is expected to flag off distribution of uniforms free to all pupils in public schools next week.

“He will also flag off provision of free daily meals in all public primary schools next week,” Dongel said.

Dongel said state government had also procured instructional machines for easy teaching and learning in schools in the state.

“We are trying to introduce e-learning in primary schools to transform our education system into a world class one’’, he said.

Dongel added that government had also introduced new security measures in schools to ensure a safe environment for teaching and learning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that public schools, closed on March 14 due to deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, were re-opened on Nov. 17.

The attacks climaxed with the kidnapping of almost 300 school girls in Chibok.

Photo Credit:

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. bruno

    November 24, 2014 at 5:20 am

    ” send your children back to school” so u people can blow them up to pieces abi?

    • Mohammad

      November 25, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Sorry, but I laughed at that

  2. My Name

    November 24, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Hmmm, Nigeria, may God help us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features