The Borno State Government says it has constructed two model boarding primary schools for children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency. It made this disclosure on Saturday, August 19. The two schools are located at Ngomeri-Barwee and 303 Housing estates in Maiduguri. According to the Commissioner of Education, Musa Kubo, the state government is constructing boarding primary and junior secondary schools to absorb the population of orphaned out-of-school children and will replicate the project in other insurgency-impacted areas. 22 mega school projects
are presently ongoing in liberated communities with each school designed with a capacity of 2, 000 pupils.
Apart from the 16 classroom blocks constructed by the state governments in Maiduguri under its school integration programme, designed to integrate children and adults into formal school system, the government has also constructed various two-storey building schools with 30 classrooms each, to address congestion in primary and secondary schools.
The structures were erected in Government College Maiduguri, Government Girls College Maiduguri, Yerwa Government Girls College, Government Day Secondary School, Zajeri, Junior Secondary Schools at Bulabulin, Ngomari and Bulunkutu. The state government has ploughed over N200 million into the projects and provided e-learning facilities to other schools in Maiduguri, Kaga, Konduga and Jere local government councils. In collaboration with UNICEF, the state government has also conducted psychological training sessions for teachers traumatized by the insurgency. Borno State has also committed N278 million to cover the costs that would have been borne by indigent students sitting for the National Examination Council (NECO) and Senior School Examination Certificate.