Yobe Rehabilitates Schools Destroyed By Insurgents

Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North east
Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North east

The Yobe State government on Tuesday said it had rehabilitated over 300 classrooms and provided infrastructure in schools destroyed by insurgents across the state.

It said this was to avoid gaps in the state’s educational system.

The Director of Press to the State Governor, Abdullahi Bego, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Damaturu said the state government had made education and health care a priority that would receive major intervention in the next four years.

He said further that about 3,000 teachers have also been employed by the state government to enhance the quality of teaching in the schools.

“About 3,000 teachers have been recruited and posted to schools across the state to boost manpower requirement to improve the standard of education in the state. The state government has committed enormous resources in rehabilitation and provision of instructional materials  to primary and secondary schools to ensure that communities whose  schools were destroyed by insurgents get back to school,” he said.



    He said the government had equally provided resources to tertiary institutions to ensure full accreditation of courses offered by them.

    Bego added that 98 per cent of courses offered by the state university had been fully accredited and was now recognised and that the College of Education, Gashua, had received similar support  and was producing over 1,000 NCE and 100 degree graduates fully qualified for teaching in schools.

    “The state government had diligently absorbed 15,000 university, HND,  OND and NCE graduates under the Youth Empowerment Programme, while  unskilled youths were trained in various trades and settled with working tools and take-off grants after graduation for self reliance.

    The governor’s spokesman also said that the administration had completed the construction of a 200-bed capacity ultra modern hospital in Damaturu to serve as a referral hospital and that it was being provided with state-of-the-art equipment.

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