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Education best weapon against insurgency – Shettima

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By Sadiq Abubakar

Maiduguri

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, has described education as the best tool to counter extremism in the state.
He said this at the distribution of writing materials and school bags to pupils in Bolori II, Chibok and Damboa primary schools most affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
A forum of Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants of 26 local government of Borno state, presented writing materials made up of 10,000 exercise books and pencils to the Northern Governor’s Forum in Maiduguri.
The governor, who has passionate about the education sector, ordered the provision of 10,000 school bags to be distributed along the writing materials to three of the most devastated areas by Boko Haram terrorists.
He also allocated half of the materials, which comprised of 5000 school bags, 5000 exercise books and pencils to Bolori 2 schools andthe half to the other two communities respectively.
“The Bolori 2 portion have already been successfully distributed to theschools, Bulabulin Diayabe primary school, Goni Damgari Primary and Junior Day Secondary School, Ngarrannam Primary and Junior Day Secondary Schools, Umarari Primary and Day Secondary Schools, YerwaPeace Estate as well as Zajiri Primary schools.
Special Assistants to Governor Kashim Shettima Hon El-lawan Mustapha, Habu Kale Tijjani Yajiwa Hon Aliyu Sani and Volunteer Teachers distributed the materials to the children.
Meanwhile, Shettima has enrolled 511 Bororo children into one of the best schools in Maiduguri.
It was gathered that for each child, the state government was expected to spend about N35, 000 as tuition fee to ensure that the children got quality and better education.
Shettima was moved by the plight of the children during his inspection of ongoing construction works in the schools recently and decided to give the children standard education through Borno state government scholarship.
“The desire to provide quality education for all pushed the Governor to convince the Bororo guards to embrace the idea of allowing their boys and girls to go to school,” he said through one of his aides.


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