Zulum Pledges to Rebuild Chibok School Where Girls were Abducted

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babangana Zulum has committed to rebuilding Government Secondary School Chibok.

It is the school where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents while writing exams in April 2014.

Checkout Magazine learnt the school has been dilapidated since the incident, despite efforts to revive it by former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, after then Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, led a delegation to the school to lay a foundation of blocks of classrooms. But no significant progress has been made.

But, Governor Zulum who visited the school on Tuesday offered a new lease of life for the school.

He promised “to deploy a team of experts to assess the entire school and come up with a design and costing” for its immediate reconstruction and remodeling.”

Zulum assured the people that the school would have full complement of teaching and non- teaching staff and learning tools.

He said: “We will also ensure that the school is allocated adequate teachers. Already, I have given a directive for the recruitment of more teachers both on permanent and ad-hoc staffing basis that will include volunteer teachers.

“Before the allocation of teachers, the reconstruction will involve the provision of all components of learning materials, including a functional laboratory for sciences. By the time I return here next time, I want to see a completely different scene.”

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