GOVERNOR ZULUM ENROL 1,163 IDP CHILDREN IN PRIMARY SCHOOL, APPEAL TO PARENTS TO ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum on enrolled 1,163 IDP children to school in Damasak. The governor also appealed to IDP parents resettled in Damasak to allow their children to have access to education.
Speaking on the third day of his visit to Damasak, Governor Zuum encouraged parents to give their children and wards access to education, adding that once government provides functional schools, welfare assistance would be restricted to parents who allow their children and wards to attend schools whether western or combined curriculum of Islamic and western.
Governor Zulum, who is also a professor, supervised the enrolment of 1,163 children of Internally Displaced Persons into primary school. The children, who are from Guzamala and Abadam local government areas in northern Borno were forced to drop out of school when they were displaced as a result of Boko Haram attacks on their communities.
Professor Zulum also promised to support the secondary school students as well as those who have written their senior certificate exams of government support in actualizing their dreams of studying in a university.
Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area in northern Borno, is a former stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents before it was liberated by the Nigeria military.