Zulum: Restoring education in insurgency affected Maiduguri city
July 18, 2020- Borno, one of the worst hit states under incessant attacks by the Boko Haram Insurgents have suffered heavy destruction: from state infrastructure, public facilities to loss of lives and personal properties.
“Stopping Western Education” is the target of the armed group, hence the reason for several attacks on schools and students.
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has pinned restoring the dilapidated educational structures in the state as top priority.
As part of his efforts to achieving this, Zulum has unveiled his plan to remodel 76 Primary Schools in Maiduguri, the state capital, stating that it would be his focus in the next one year.
Zulum after assessing the rehabilitation of some schools in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) on Wednesday said the schools would be rebuilt to standard and qualified teachers would be employed.
The Governor noted that while building the structures, Government will look into the manpower deficit in the education sector, as he announced his plan to employ 1000 teachers soon
“Additional classrooms will be constructed where there's need for it.
“We will furnish all classrooms, provide water facilities and ensure adequate qualified teachers. This should be our focus for the next one year.
“"In the meantime, we will first rehabilitate all the existing structures, ensure to provide a very good perimeter fence, provide water facilities, and furnish all the classrooms so that our schools will be habitable," Zulum said.
On the assessment tour, Zulum visited three out of the thirteen (13) Primary Schools earmarked for rehabilitation in the first phase of Zulum's initiative.
The school project visited are; Goni Damgari Primary School, Maimalari Barracks Primary School, and Mustapha Umar Elkanemi Integrated Qur'anic Model Primary School.