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Borno IDPs camps get primary schools

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
The Borno State Government said on Thursday that it has established about 10 temporary primary schools at the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Grema Terab, told newsmen that the objective was to keep the children in the camps busy and abreast with their studies, pending their return home.
According to him, volunteer teachers were instructing the pupils, pending when better arrangements would be made to get standard teachers from displaced communities to handle the classes.
“Since the teachers from the troubled communities are still drawing monthly salaries without teaching, arrangements are being made to deploy them to teach in the schools in the camps.” Terab said.
He said that the state Universal Basic Education Board had already donated books and other instructional materials to the schools.