Some parents in Borno state has appealed to the government to re-open
public schools to allow their children continue with their education.
It would be recalled that schools in the state were closed in May
2014, following Boko haram attacks on students in neighbouring Yobe.
A group of the parents who made the appeal on Saturday in
Maiduguri, expressed reservations on the continuous closure of the
schools even with the relative return of peace in the state.
Malam Muhammad Askira, a parent, said the state government has no
excuse to keep the schools closed, following the evacuation of the IDPs
from the buildings.
"Our children have been out of school for over two years, now that we
have relative peace, we did not hear the government saying the children
should go back to school.
"Three months ago, the IDPs occupying schools like Yarwa Girls
Secondary School and five other schools were relocated to other camps
for the schools to be reopened, so what are they still looking for?"
Malam Sadiq Mu’azu, another parent, supported the call, saying it is time the schools are re-opened.
"I am not surprised because this is about three months since they
evacuated IDPs out of schools and up till this moment no school was
Mrs Zainab Abubakar, also a parent, appealed to the government to reopen schools to reduce youth redundancy. (NAN)
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