Zulum Starts 2nd term With 25th Mega School in Gamboru
As his first field activity since he was sworn-in for second term, Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Wednesday, laid foundation for the construction of a mega-size secondary school sited in Gamboru ward of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council.
The project will be the 25th Mega-size school built by Zulum administration since May 29, 2019.
The Zulum’s administration had during its first term constructed 24 mega-schools sited across the state with some of them dedicated to technical education. The administration also rehabilitated over 108 existing primary and secondary schools across the state with about 1,000 classrooms also built.
The governor was at Gamboru for the foundation laying of the 25th mega school which will have 30 classrooms, targeting 900 students during school session.
A brief ceremony was held for the foundation laying. Borno’s Acting Head of Service, Barrister Malum Fannami, Permanent Secretaries, and other government officials were in attendance.
Addressing residents, Zulum explained that the school is to provide immediate enrollment access to children hitherto walking long distances to attend secondary schools.
The governor urged residents to ensure maximum utilization of the project when completed.
“This edifice is a fulfillment of a promise I made to the people of this community. Please ensure that your children are enrolled in this school by the time we complete it”, Zulum urged.
The governor further said that with government’s plan to introduce afternoon school system, the new Mega school can accommodate 60 students per class, which means 30 students per class in the morning and another 30 by afternoon, and that will lead to 1,800 students for combine sessions.