Borno State Government has enrolled 3,000 underprivileged children into two newly-built mega schools at Ajilari Cross in Jere Local Government Area and Abuja-Sheraton in Maisandari ward of Maiduguri metropolitan council of the state.
Each of the schools has 30 classrooms built to accommodate between 40 and 50 pupils per class at the maximum as well as desks and chairs. The programme is to also provide the pupils with free school uniforms.
During the opening of the schools, Spokesman to the State Governor, Mr Isa Gusau remarked that the state government under the administration of the State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum is handing over the school to the community and the community is expected to run the school through a committee within the community, while the government will pay teachers’ salaries through the Education Trust Fund on a monthly basis by way of grants to the schools.
“In addition to this, the government is determined to maintain and sustain the school in close collaboration with community efforts in ways that will serve generations,” he added.