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Borno Government Inaugurates 2 (two), 30 Classrooms Community Mega Schools In Maiduguri

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Borno government inaugurates 2 (two), 30 classrooms community Mega schools in Maiduguri

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In it’s efforts to revamp the education sector, following over decade long insurgency, the Borno state government has commissioned two Mega schools at Ajilari and Zannari Abuja Sheraton communities, of Jere and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) local government areas of the state,.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the schools in Maiduguri on Monday, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum said “as you are all aware that the Mega schools with the capacity of 30 classroom each were constructed within our 100 days in office. This was as a result of a request by the people of Ajilari and Zannari to me during my familiarization tour to the areas to see things for myself”.

” Today, I am very proud to commission the said projects and feel fulfilled for redeeming my pledge to these communities in view of their long yearnings and aspirations for a community school”, the governor added.

Governor Zulum said ” this is inline with our commitment in revamping education as a top priority in almost a decade of insurgency. In this connection, you may recall that the ministry of education and ministry of Higher education was allocated the lion share in the 2020 budget and this will continue in the 2021 fiscal year, In-shaa Allah”.

He said “the government is handing over the school to the community and the community is expected to run the school through a committee within the community, while government would pay teachers salary through education trust fund on monthly basis through grant to the school. In addition to this, Government is determined to maintain and sustain the school in close collaboration with community efforts for the best interests of this generation and generation yet unborn.”

He appealed to the community leaders to ensure that they send their Wards to school to compliment the efforts of government for a greater Borno that we hope to see in no distance time.

Earlier speaking, the Executive Secretary of the Borrno State Education Trust Fund, Alhaji Maina Yaumi said” we are gathered here this morning to witness the commissioning ceremony of 30 classrooms Mega school at Zannari community school. The idea of a community run school was perceived by his Excellency and the concept was well accepted”

” Following your directive in 16th December, 2019, We approached the two communities of Zannari and Ajilari and come up with appropriate conditions of service, population size of the schools and the number of staff to be recruited . In doing so, we equally engaged seasoned Education Administrators, who are also members of the communities to oversee the implementation of the curriculum, he added.

He said the schools will operate as coeducation day School, the catchment area for admission and enrollment will be for the community and it’s surrounding localities., 9 years basic education, adding that the school will have 24 teaching and non teaching staff.

He further stated that the school will have N13, 680,000 as a running cost per session, adding that the government has graciously approved the quarterly payments of N3, 420,000 to each school

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Potiskum Trailer Park: Gov. Buni Signs N2.8 Billion Contract

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Potiskum trailer park: Gov. Buni signs N2.8 Billion Contract

By Daily Hint Damaturu

The contract consists the provision of Multi-purpose warehouses, Service bay, Wash bay, Police post, Fire Service, Clinic, Dormitory, Plaza Market, Food Court, Public Toilet, Mosque, Football Field, Internal Roads and Drainages, Parking Space for trailers and cars and Administrative Block is awarded to A.G Vision Nigerian LTD at a cost of N2,880,091,770.34.

It could be recalled that H.E Gov. Mai Mala Buni during the ground breaking ceremony of Potiskum Truck Transit Park on 4th/September/2019 clearly indicated his administration plan to develop a modern truck transit park first of it’s kind in the Northern Nigeria where about 5000 employment opportunities will be generated.

The State Government has acquired 50 hectares of land and compensation was fully paid for the project site and perimeter fencing work is being handled by Guza Integrated Nigerian LTD at a cost of N242,219,778.25 and presently is about 85% completion.

While witnessing the signing ceremony, the Honorable Member representing Potiskum constituency, Hon. Adamu Bazuwa and the Commissioner of Higher Education, Prof. M. Munkaila on behalf of Potiskum community expressed their gratitude to the State Government under the leadership of H.E Gov. Mai Mala Buni for citing the TTP, Modern Market, Schools and other developmental projects in Potiskum.

The Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and tourism, Hon. Barma Shettima in his remarks urged the contractor to work inline with specifications contained in the contract agreement and the contract duration is for a period of 12 months.

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Repositioning Almajiri System, Governor Zulum inaugurates 14 Man Committee

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Repositioning of Almajiri system, Governor Zulum inaugurates 14 Man committee

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Government has inaugurated a 14 Man Reform Committee to reform the Tsangayya system of education with a view to provide more conducive and better learning condition and alleviate the social problems developing from Tsangayya system of education.

Inaugurating the committee at the Government House, Maiduguri on Wednesday, the Borno state Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum said “Tsangayya education otherwise known as the Almajiri system of education is one area that is currently recurving great attention in generating/making policies in the current dispensation. It is aimed at enhancing the curriculum with the support of the government by providing socio-economic condition and alleviating begging’.

‘ Tsangayya education can be traced to the saying of the prophet (SAW) that it is a compulsory upon every Muslim to seek knowledge and learning in all ramifications, hence the establishment and spread of schools and Islamic scholars in Muslim communities”, the governor added.

He said ” some of the identified problems includes but not limited to – lack of an adquate support by government and community, old curriculum, where same old method and grades are being used, socio-economic conditions of the Tsangayya where pupils and teachers are in dilapidated condition without even a health clinic hence by affected diseases and malnutrition, begging and vulnerability to environment laggards’.

Governor Zulum said ‘ the committee has the following terms of reference
-to generate and provide information on the existing Tsangayya in Borno state, to collect a comprehensive data in the state, Tsangayya enrolment in order to get the statistical figures of both teachers and the children physically on ground in their different locations, trace and identify the real status of Tsangayya situation for example learning, feeding, clothing and the economic and health conditions’

‘ Others includes to recommend to the Government on how to intervene and uplift Tsangayya system in the state, find out and deliver clear recommendations to the Government and Non Governmental interventions and reforms that would effectively enforce against begging and abuse of Almajiris, to develop an action plan with short, medium and long term strategies to assist the government put in place policy formulation in order to uplift the standard of the Tsangayya program in the state, involve in sensitizing and mobilizing other critical stakeholders Among others”, he added.

The committee which has one month within which to submit it report, has renown Islamic, scholars which Includes professors Sheikhs and Ulanas

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Speaking on behalf of the committee members, , the committee chairman, Khalifa Aliyu Abdulfatahi thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve in the committee and promised to justify the confidence repose in them.

”Borno has a long history of Quranic education dated back to the Saifawa dynasty but along the line Tsangayya suffered neglects from the past governments but with the attention it is getting now, very soon it will be a thing of the past” he said.

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FG releases N3.5Billion To Borno Government, as parts it’s first phase of 10,000 housing intervention

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FG released N3.5 billion For Borno government, as parts it’s first phase of 10,000 housing intervention

By Madu Mohammed, Nauduguri

The Federal Government has released the sum of N3.5 billion to the Borno state government for the first phase of the 10,000 housing intervention to fast track the rebuilding and resettlement process in the state.

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum who made this known on Wednesday when he paid an inspection visit to 1000 Housing units in Dalori village in Konduga local government area of the state, he said the Federal Government has released the sum of N3.5 billion for the first phase of it’s housing intervention’ program I n the we state.

“The Federal government has released the sum of N3.5 billion to the Borno state government for the first phase of it’s housing intervention in the state and we have judiciously utilized the fund . We are constructing 1000 houses here in Dalori and another one in Kalameri and both of them have reached 70 percent completion. We are going write to the Federal government for the release of more funds”, the governor stated.

He said the Federal government has also released the sum of N1.3 billion through the ministry of agriculture for Rural Grazing no Area (RUGA) farming and another sum of N352 million to the ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management for Livilihood support to IDPs as they return to their communities, adding that the state government will also compliment the effort of the Federal government by construction of health care facilities and water supply.

The governor said ” you can see here 608 housing units have reached about 79 percent completion.the state government is also going to drilled 2 boreholes and hospital to the housing units here in Dalori to compliment the Federal government. We are undergoing 1000 housing units each in Monguno, Gwoza, Damboa. We are planning to closed all IDPs in Maiduguri on or before May 29 2021.”

While commending President Buhari, the ministries of Humanitarian Affairs and Agriculture, as well as North East Development commission for their intervention, Governor Zulun assured all IDPs that the federal and state governments are committed to rebuilding back their houses.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen a Dalori resident, Ali Modu thanked the Federal government and the Borno state Governor for the construction of the houses, stressing that the construction of the houses have not only provide them with shelter but also create job . opportunitues to their teeming youths who were involved the construction.

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