Abiodun OBA

 

The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed the lives of over 167 students and three teachers in Yobe state.

 

Another 86 students and two other teachers were said to be critically injured following several raids by the insurgents in their futile attempt to eliminate western education in the state.

 

The deputy governor of the state and Chairman, Yobe State Education Appeal Fund Raising Committee, Idi Barde Gubana, disclosed this Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the progress report of the committee.

 

Gubana noted that the challenge was what prompted the administration to declare a state of emergency on education.

 

He said the declaration was followed by convening the education summit and the constitution of the technical committee for the revitalisation of basic and secondary education.

 

He said the government aimed at increasing access and equity in basic and secondary education through the establishment of more schools, especially for girlchild and people living with disabilities.

According to him government also intends to focus attention on recruitment, training and retraining and improved welfare packages for the teachers

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