Some residents of Borno State have been made orphans in the heat of Boko Haram attacks.

They have become afraid of going to school after several attacks on their schools by terrorists.

Educating them is necessary and having them in a safe place is more important.

The state government on Saturday said it had constructed 2 model boarding primary schools to enroll children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency.

For 2 years, the schools have been shut to avoid attacks on children since an end to Western education is one thing the insurgents are seeking. 

The Commissioner of Education, Musa Kubo, told reporters in Maiduguri that the school projects, located at Ngomeri-Barwee and 303 Housing estates in Maiduguri, have been completed.

“Foreseeing the problem of the orphans left behind by the Boko Haram insurgency, the state government embarked on construction of boarding primary and junior secondary schools.

“The government is going to replicate the gesture in areas ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency,” he said.

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About 16 classroom blocks have been built in Maiduguri under the Borno State's school integration programme.

The commissioner added that the government has constructed various two-storey building schools with 30 classrooms each, to address congestion in primary and secondary schools.

Kubo said the structures were built in Government College Maiduguri, Government Girls College Maiduguri, and Yerwa Government Girls College.

Others are Government Day Secondary School, Zajeri; Junior Secondary Schools at Bulabulin, Ngomari and Bulunkutu.

Kubo explained that the state government spent over N200 million on the projects and provided e-learning facilities to other schools in Maiduguri, Kaga, Konduga and Jere local government councils.