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Borno Schools Remain Closed, As IDPs Take Over Classrooms

As a result of the continued occupation of public schools in Borno State by over 58,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the state government has extended the resumption time of the affected schools.

The schools were were shut last March by because of perceived insecurity of the teachers and students, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mohammed Kauji has disclosed.

Speaking yesterday in Maiduguri, at a meeting held at Musa Usman secretariat complex with directors of the Ministry to discuss resumption of schools, he said despite Federal Government’s directive to open schools on September 22, 2014, the occupation of over a dozen secondary and primary schools in Maiduguri by displaced persons has forced the ministry to further shut down public schools, until an alternative accommodation for these people was provided.

Kauji, however said that proprietors of private schools in the state can re-open for the new session in compliance with the Federal Government directive.

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