Boko Haram Insurgency: Two Years After, Schools Reopen In Borno State

Secondary Schools Reopen In Borno State.


The Borno Government has stated that it would re-open public secondary schools on September 26, two years after they were closed due to Boko Haram insurgency.

According to the Commissioner for Education in the state, Alhaji Inuwa Kubo, the Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) occupying the schools had been relocated to allow for resumption of academic activities.

Kubo said that repairs had been carried out on all the structures in the schools to provide atmosphere, conducive for teaching and learning.

He however decried the prolong closure of the schools and the fact that proprietors of private schools took undue advantage of the development to charge arbitrary fees.

“We understand that some of them have taken undue advantage of the closure to hike school fees; we will not allow the situation to continue.

“We are going to visit the schools to find out how much they are charging and how much they are paying their teachers.”

The schools were shut in March, 2014, after suspected terrorists attacked a school in neighbouring Yobe.

The government reopened the primary schools in 2915 but could not do so with the secondary schools because they had been taken over by IDPs. (NAN)

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