Two years after public secondary schools were shut down in Borno State follow Boko Haram insurgency, the state is now set to re-open public secondary schools in the State.
The State’s Commissioner of Education Alhaji Inuwa Kubo stated today that Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) occupying the schools had been relocated so academic activities will resume.
“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,” he said. Kubo, however, decried the prolong closure of the schools and the fact that proprietors of private schools took undue advantage of the development to charge arbitrary fees.
“We understand that some of them have taken undue advantage of the closure to hike school fees; we will not allow the situation to continue.
“We are going to visit the schools to find out how much they are charging and how much they are paying their teachers.”
It is on record that schools in the State were closed down in 2014 following an attack of school in Yobe State, however primary schools were opened last year.