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9 Aug 2017

Boko Haram: Borno rebuilds 5,000 classrooms, constructs others for 56,000 children

Borno State government on Wednesday said it has rebuilt over 5,000 classroom destroyed by Boko Haram.
It also said it had established more centre in Bama, Gwoza and Abadam local government areas to educate over 56,000 children orphaned by insurgency in the state.

The Commissioner for education, Musa Inuwa Kubo, also said prior to the crisis of Boko Haram, Borno State was considered backward, adding that this was as a result of neglect by past administrations in the state.

Speaking on the achievements of his ministry, the Commissioner said it was a rare privilege for him to speak on the progress made in the education sector, as according to him, the target of Boko Haram insurgents was to destroy education in the state.

Mr. Kubo said, in 2014, activities of the Boko Haram led to the closure of all schools in Borno and that internally displaced persons, IDPs, had to take over schools between 2014 and 2016.

“Today, we have relocated our IDPs to other locations. It is a thing of joy to also tell the world that all our schools are back in session except for communities that are still in danger zone. However, we have relocated all those schools to safer areas for now because of uncertainty.

“The State government has embarked on reconstruction of all schools destroy by Boko Haram in areas that have been liberated. We have created more classrooms where congestion has taken toll on learning for pupils and students.

“We have embarked on construction of boarding schools for all orphans . We mean particularly those that lost their parents and have no relations to take care of them.”

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