Borno state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Inuwa Kubo, says Secondary schools in the state will reopen Monday, 26th September.
In 2014, the state government closed public primary and secondary schools after attacks on schools in Yobe state by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. Also in the Borno, Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in Chibok.
While public primary schools resumed in 2015, secondary schools remained closed because IDPs took refuge in said schools.
Now that IDPs are relocating to their communities, the students can make use of their facilities again.
“I wish to announce that on Sept. 26, all public schools are going to be re-opened. 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,” the commissioner says.
He also says the government is looking into private secondary schools whose management took advantage of the situation and hiked their fees.