Borno Government To Reopen Primary Schools Nov. 17

Borno government on monday announced that all public schools will reopenon November 17. the schools had been closed early this year due to security concerns.

Dr. Mohammed Dongel chairman of the 19 man committee on the resuscitation of primary school education revealed in an interview that incumbent governor Keshim Shettima has approved the procurement of chemicals for fumigation of the schools he added that secondary schools will be open shortly after primary schools.

According to him, the committee has introduced incentives to ensure that students return to school.

``You will agree with me that most parents have been traumatised by insurgents’ attacks on schools.

``Students have also been scared due to incessant attacks on schools, so we need to introduce measures for the purpose of encouraging schools' enrollment and retention.''

He said some of the measures included the provision of free uniforms and feeding to all students in public schools.

He said some of the measures included the provision of free uniforms and feeding to all students in public schools.

“Government has also introduced free daily-meals in all public schools to entice students to stay,” he said, adding that modern instructional materials have been procured to ease teaching and learning.

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

Dongel said that government had also introduced new security measures to ensure safe environment for teaching and learning.

``We have introduced perimeter fencing in all public schools to ensure maximum security, we have also increased the number of security men in schools to ensure 24-hour surveillance.''

 

 

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