Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum has today given the green light for the directs recruitment of 3,000 teachers, officials.
The governor also want to establish a maintenance unit, for the newly built mega schools across the state.
The made this commitments while commissioning five newly built or remodeled primary and secondary schools in Maiduguri, Borno state.
The five schools were build by the Borno State Education Trust Fund, a body created by the Zulum administration in 2020.
According to the members of the Trust Fund, structures within the five schools underwent “complete rehabilitation, while five new classrooms were also constructed with a view to transform the existing structures in the five schools,
Isa Gusau, the spokesman of Governor Zulum said “since 2019, his boss has “constructed dozens of Mega size secondary schools, and new primary schools have been rehabilitated – most of which have be commissioned in phases”.
Today the governor led his cabinet member a to schools located at Mashamari, Customs, Maimalari Barracks, Arabic Teachers College and Goni Damgari schools within Maiduguri and Jere Local Government where he got them commissioned.
He said the schools were being built in order to meet educational needs of growing population in the state capital.
Maiduguri’ population increased due to influx of internally displaced persons from more than 20 local government areas of north, south and central parts of Borno.
“These projects which are made up of newly constructed classes and remodeled ones are all situated within the metropolis which is home to a large percentage of our IDPs, thereby, providing them with opportunities to ensure their wards attend schools,” governor said.
“We believe that education remains the bedrock for the development of any society. It is for same reason that the bulk of this year’s budget was allocated to the education sector”, he said.
To meet up with the increased educational infrastructure, Governor Zulum seized the opportunity announced his approval of “3,000 qualified teachers that will be deployed to various schools to boost education sector the end of the year.”
The Governor said “the Trust Fund will be providing instructional materials and equipment, academic staff training and development as well as facilitating research and publication in schools and educational institutions across Borno.”
Chairperson of the Trust Gund, Professor Hauwa Biu, thanked the Governor “for giving her team opportunity to serve Borno even as she assured the governor of their commitment towards enhancing the quality of education in the state.
The Trust Fund’s Executive Secretary, Maina Yaumi, said the Trust Fund had in the last one year carried out “the rehabilitation, development and consolidation of education at all levels in the state with emphasis on the provision and maintenance of essential physical infrastructure for teaching and learning”.
Borno state has an existing ministry of education, State Universal Basic Education Board, Teaching Service Board, Education Resource Centre, among others. It is not clear what other services these parastatals are now rendering to the state, as the Trust Fund now shoulders most of their schedule duties.