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Borno to start afternoon lessons in primary, secondary schools


Borno to start afternoon lessons in primary, secondary schools

By Njadvara MUSA, Maiduguri

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said that the afternoon primary and secondary education system will start this year.

According to him, the afternoon classroom lessons will address the twin problems of classroom congestion and increased enrolments of out-of-school children.

Zulum unveiled the new education system, yesterday (Monday), in Maiduguri, after being inaugurated by the Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zannah to serve for the second term in office.

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“We’re still faced with issues of classroom congestion in primary and secondary school,” he lamented.

He added that the worst problem is the thousands of out-of-school children, despite reaching their school ages.

According to him, this was despite the building of mega-size schools, and the expansion of existing ones with the building of 1,000 classrooms.

The Governor, therefore, set up an implementation committee to work out the modalities to commence afternoon classroom lessons in schools.

He directed the committee to identify the pilot schools from some mega schools in the Maiduguri metropolis.

“The schools that provide afternoon classroom lessons should be secured with a good lighting system,” he charged.

He also directed the Head of Service (HoS), Mallum Fannami to identify some of the certificated staff currently redundant at government secretariats for training.

The training, he explained would be on school orientation before they are deployed to hold non-teaching positions in afternoon schools.

“Security measures will be taken to ensure the success of the afternoon classroom lessons,” he said, adding that classes may be extended into the night.

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