Borno to reopen public schools after Ramadan – Commissioner




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–  The Borno Government it will re-open all after the Ramadan fast.

The schools were shut March 14, following series of attacks by suspected Boko insurgents schools in neighboring .

Mr Inuwa Kubo, the Commissioner for Education, told NAN in Friday that government had put in place machinery for the reopening of the schools.

“Only schools located in safe environments will be re-opened, while students whose schools were located in unsafe environment will be transferred to safer areas.

“You will recall that were closed down in the wake of attacks on schools by suspected insurgents in March.

“You also recall that final year students were left in the schools to write their /SSCE examinations.

”The led to mass transfer of final year students schools located in different parts of the state to either the capital or some few locations considered safe.

“So, the few schools available were made examination centres to accommodate all the final year students.”
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He said since the /SSCE would soon be concluded, the government making arrangement to re-open the schools to other students after the examination.

“The /SSCE examinations will end in a couple of days and we hope to re-open the schools immediately so that the students can complete their studies,” Kubo said.

He said that since the state still faced with the Boko insurgency, only schools located in and Biu headquarters of Biu Local Government Council, would be re-opened.

“We are going to move all the students to schools in either Maiduguri or Biu which are the only safe locations we have now.

“This means that we have to adjust some schools to accommodate the transferred students.”

He said although the process might a little time, government would ensure that the schools were re-opened in a short while.

“The re-opening of the schools will mean that students will remain in classes while their counterparts in other states are on vacation.

“The is because they have to catch up with the classes they missed while the schools were closed.”

He commended the ’s Safe School Initiative which is aimed at providing security in schools.

“We welcome the idea of Safe Schools Initiative which is targeted at providing safe environment in schools.

“In fact the state government is very keen at implementing the programme.

”But I think that the best solution is to tackle the insurgency head long which is the cause of the insecurity in schools.

“We are appealing to the to concrete steps towards quashing the problem by stepping up military campaign against the Boko insurgents for peace to .” (NAN)[eap_ad_3]