Secondary schools to re-open Nov. 23 after 9 months of shutdown

The Governor gave the directives of on today, November 17, noting that the resumption is open to day schools only.

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, has said that public secondary schools in the state would resume academic activities from next week Monday, November 23.

Schools in the state were shutdown since March 2013 after deadly attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists n schools in neighbouring Yobe.

“As from Monday, academic activities will commence in earnest in all day secondary schools across the state.

“Very soon, we will make effort to re-open all the boarding schools too,” Shettima said.

He commended the Norwegian government for its numerous support to the state.

“I wish to thank you for the numerous support you have given to us, you have done so much to us.

“You have shown so much support to our traumatised people,” he said.

The state government had last week commenced the construction of 2, 500 family shelters for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in public schools in Maiduguri to give room for the relocation of the IDPs and allow the schools to re-open.

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