Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, yesterday commissioned five primary and secondary schools done by the Borno State Education Trust Fund, created by the administration.
Complete rehabilitation works were carried out to transform existing structures in the five schools while new classrooms were constructed.
More than 5,000 structures were destroyed by Boko Haram in primary, secondary and tertiary schools in different parts of the state since 2009, according to a 2016 report co-authored by the World Bank, European Union, Nigeria’s Federal Government and governments of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states which make up the Northeast where the insurgents have been operating.
Zulum had since 2019, constructed dozens of mega-sized secondary and primary schools and rehabilitated many which are being commissioned in phases. The governor announced the recruitment of 3,000 qualified teachers that will be deployed to various schools to boost the education sector before the end of the year.
He said the Trust Fund is providing instructional materials and equipment, academic staff training and development as well as facilitating research and publication in schools and educational institutions across Borno State.
The governor promised the government’s determination to sustain an aggressive drive on education and to maintain school facilities.
In her welcome address, chairperson of the trust fund, Prof Hauwa Biu, expressed gratitude to Governor Zulum for giving her team the opportunity to serve Borno. She assured of their sustained commitment towards enhancing the quality of education in the state.
The executive secretary, Borno State Education Trust Fund, Maina Yaumi highlighted the activities of the board in the last one year. These include: the rehabilitation, development and consolidation of education at all levels in the state with emphasis on the provision and maintenance of essential physical infrastructure for teaching and learning.