By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri
In its determination to educate over 56,000 children whose parents were killed by Boko Haram, the Borno state government said it will construct boarding primary and secondary schools to cater for the education of the orphans. Borno state Commissioner for Education, Hon. Musa Inuwa Kubo, who disclosed at a press briefi ng to mark the 2014 to 2017 Press Week of NUJ in the state, said the schools which were under construction, are located in Gomari area, Baga road Bypass and 303 estate, in addition to some other ones to be established in the librated local governments when they fi nally return to their communities.
Kubo also said 20 mega schools would also be constructed across the state, adding that the mega schools, when completed, is expected to accommodate 2,000 pupils and students at basic education levels. “You know Boko Haram insurgents are against western education that was why the education sector suff ers the highest level of destruction of schools and other educational facilities.
“Th e present government, considering the importance of education have so far renovated almost all educational facilities in the state, while others were completely built from the scratched,” the commissioner stated. On the issue of Chibok schoolgirls, the Commissioner stated that those who escaped had graduated from schools, adding that their performance were wonderful in their WEAC and NECO examinations.
Kubo also said that the state government also renovated and upgraded Government Girls Secondary School, Miringa and Government Secondary School, Auno and handed over to the military as Command Secondary Schools, adding that very soon, another command school would be establish in Northern Borno so that all the senatorial districts would, at least, have one command school. He disclosed Borno State University has reached 85 per cent completion and would commenced academic activities for 2017/2018 session, stressing that very soon the state would become one of educationally advanced states in the country, due to the huge investment in education.’