Security: After 8 years, Borno reopens another school, as peace returns



Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Borno State Governor has re-opened Government Girls Secondary School Gubio for school activities after eight years of desertion.

Gubio Local Government Area under Borno State came under several Boko Haram attacks in 2014 and 2015, to render it uninhabitable for civilian occupation and other operations like schools.

Since then, the attacks did not effectively end until 2020, when 81 residents were killed and 13 injured, including a village head.

Governor Zulum on his assessment visit to the town upon assumption of office, directed Engr. Mustapha Gubio, commissioner, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement to revamp school activities in the town.

A state government delegation led by Engr. Lawan Abba Wakilbe, commissioner of education was in the town to supervise the reopening, where Hon. Mali Bulama Mali Gubio, the vice chairman of the LGA received them.

While inspecting the school premises and supervising teaching, the commissioner emphasized on improving the quality and standard of education in the state.

He also promised to improve the welfare of the teachers, including housing and other amenities.

He urged the students to be punctual and law abiding so that they can be future leaders of the state and nation at large.

'The education commissioner while in GSS Gubio launched a food feeding programme for breakfast as stimulation to encourage more enrollment of students in the school,' the statement said.

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