The Borno State Government says it will re-open all public schools after the Ramadan fast.
Kubo said, “Only schools located in safe environments will be re-opened, while students whose schools were located in unsafe environment will be transferred to safer areas.
“You also recall that final year students were left in the schools to write their NECO/SSCE examinations.
”The situation led to mass transfer of final year students from schools located in different parts of the state to either the capital or some few locations considered safe.
“So, the few schools available were made examination centres to accommodate all the final year students”.
He said since the NECO/SSCE would soon be concluded, the government was making arrangement to re-open the schools to other students after the examination.
“The NECO/SSCE examinations will end in a couple of days and we hope to re-open the schools immediately so that the students can complete their studies”.
He said that since the state was still faced with the Boko Haram insurgency, only schools located in Maiduguri and Biu headquarters of Biu Local Government Council, would be re-opened.
“We are going to move all the students to schools in either Maiduguri or Biu which are the only safe locations we have now.
“This means that we have to adjust some schools infrastructure to accommodate the transferred students”.
He said although the process might take a little time, government would ensure that the schools were re-opened in a short while.
“The re-opening of the schools will mean that our students will remain in classes while their counterparts in other states are on vacation.
“This is because they have to catch up with the classes they missed while the schools were closed”. (NAN)