– As Governor Zulum releases N79m for fees, uniforms, others
The Federal Government Girls College, Monguno currently operating in Maiduguri on Thursday enrolled 800 out of school girls whose admission was facilitated by Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, before approving full scholarship for them.
The 800 vulnerable girls were drawn from 16 local government areas of the state, most of which are fromhigh-risk communities, where access to education has been denied by the ongoing insurgency.
The girls were formally welcomed to FGGC Monguno at a ceremony that had Zulum represented by Maina Yaumi, Executive Secretary of Borno State Education Trust Fund.
Mr Yaumi called on the students to be dedicated, committed and law-abiding and urged them to study hard as the government is ready to put all their bills until graduation.
He added that for the first term, the Governor has approved the total sum of N79m for school fees, uniforms, books, mattresses, bags, sandals and other daily needs. Also, in a few weeks, another sum of N80.2m would be paid to the school to cover their second and third term tuition fees.
He further assured the people that Governor Zulum is committed to increasing access to school and uplifting the standard of education in the state.
In her remarks,the principal of the School, Aisha Umar Isa Saeed, appreciated the efforts of Governor Zulum and thanked him for providing them with one of the Mega Schools within Maiduguri as their temporary site.
The representative of the Governor Commissioned the school library, which was furnished by the Old Girls Association of the School.