Authorities in Borno state, Nigeria on Monday say they would re-open public secondary schools next week. The schools were closed two years ago as a result of Boko Haram insurgency.
The state commissioner for education, Inuwa Kubo at the capital Maiduguri said Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) occupying the schools had been relocated to allow full resumption of academic activities.
He noted that repairs had been carried out on all the structures in the schools for a conducive learning environment.
I want to state that government has repaired all the structures damaged by the IDPs in the schools, to ensure comfort for the returning students.
“I want to state that government has repaired all the structures damaged by the IDPs in the schools, to ensure comfort for the returning students.
“Parents and guardians should please make sure that they send their children back to school,” he said.
He said all public schools in the state will re-open on September 26.
The schools were shut in March 2014 after terrorist attacked a school in neighboring Yobe state.
Government re-opened primary schools in 2015 but could not do the same to the secondary schools because of IDPs.