Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, governor of the state of Borno, ordered the reopening of three secondary schools in the city of Bama.
The local government area of Bama is located about 60 km from Maiduguri, the capital of the state of Borno and the second largest city in the state.
However, Bama had incalculable difficulties at the height of the Boko Haram uprising when terrorists invaded the city and killed hundreds of people before the Nigerian army released it.
Since the return of civil authority to the city, schools have remained closed following attacks by the feared Islamic sect.
However, when the governor visited the area yesterday, he ordered the reopening of three schools to allow students in the area to access education.
Governor Zulum, who was in Bama to oversee the distribution of food, announced plans to reopen three secondary schools in Bama’s Shehu Palace in Bama.
This move, according to the Governor, was to allow students to continue their education.
Although some see this move too early, especially with the recent Boko Haram attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor said there would never be a better time to reopen school now.