Fighting Boko Haram Policy! Schooling At Home, Containers, Tents Suggested For Students In Borno, Yobe, Others

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima yesterday revealed that 900 schools have been destroyed and 176 teachers killed in the last 3years by members of Boko Haram in the State. He made this announcement yesterday during the inaugural meeting of the Steering Committee of the Safe Schools Initiative which is aimed at ensuring a smooth implementation of the safe school project.

The meeting which held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance in Abuja, was attended by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Governor of Borno State, Yobe State, Alhaji Dangote, Thisday Newspapers, Nduka Obaigbena, Director-
General National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Sani Sidi, representative of the National Security Adviser; representative of the National Council of Women’s Societies, Mrs. Edna Azura and a representative of Adamawa State governor.

Some of the options being discussed by the committee for immediate implementation are visual, temporary and mobile schools, which are schooling at home, in a box, container and tents.

Long term strategies for rebuilding schools were also discussed.

So far, $20m had been raised for the project with the Federal Government contributing $10m while investors in the private sector also provided $10m.

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