The Borno State Government said on Sunday in Maiduguri that public schools in the state would reopen in November
Dr. Mohammed Dongel, the Chairman of the Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, who stated this at a meeting, said that the schools would reopen in the first or second week of the month.
Public schools were closed down on March 14 after deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in schools in neighbouring Yobe State.
Dongel said: “We hope to reopen all public schools by the first or second week of November God willing.
“By then, we hope to have put in place all necessary infrastructure and instruction materials for conducive teaching and learning.”
Dongel said that the committee would also introduce measures to enhance school enrolment in the state.
He said: “We plan to introduce various measures to encourage parents to send their children and wards to school.
“The measures will also help entice pupils who are enrolled in school to remain.”
Dongel said that the committee would pay periodic visits to schools to ensure implementation of government plans on increased school enrolment.
Governor Kashim Shettima had last week inaugurated a 19-man committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education in the state.