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FG commences rebuilding of schools in Yobe

FG commences rebuilding of schools in Yobe

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FG commences rebuilding of schools in Yobe

Story from Matthew ELOYI

The Federal Government through the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced the building of more schools in Yobe and other parts of the North-east.

NEDC is a department of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

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The Yobe State government had provided land for the building of new primary and secondary schools in Potsdam, Buni Yadi (Gujba) and Gahsua (Bade) Local Government Areas.

The commission’s Managing Director, Mohammed Alkali, who made the disclosure on Saturday in Gasua, said that the initiative was meant to address the current problem of insufficient classrooms.

According to him, the problem in primary and secondary schools in the North-east region is due to activities of insurgents.

Akali said that insurgency and other factors had made the region highest on the poverty index and lowest in literacy rate.

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The managing director added that the destruction of schools by the insurgents had disrupted primary and secondary education in the region.

In his remarks, Governor Mai Mala Buni, commended the commission’s gesture, adding that it was time of and desirable” and was in line with his government’s policy on education.

FG commences rebuilding of schools in Yobe

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