Friday, November 16, 2018

Boko Haram: Academic activities resume in Dapchi Govt College

Academic activities have finally resumed at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on Feb.19.

The Principal of the school, Hajiya Adama Abdulkarim disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Dapchi.

Abdulkarim said that at least 80 per cent of the students and teachers had resumed.

“More than 80 per cent of the students has resumed, likewise the teachers. Almost all of them are around except very few who are away for one or more official reasons.

“School activities are moving smoothly as they were before the ugly incident,” she said.

Abdulkarim said that the school had taken some measures since the incident to secure the students and alleviate the ’ trauma for effective learning.

“Before the incident, there were no matrons in the school, but now, with the help of the local government and permission of the ministry of education, we have been able to source for six elderly women.

“We instructed the matrons to always be around, especially in the hostels, after class hours, to comfort and encourage the students.

“On the side of the government, the military, police and civil defence personnel have been around the school at all times.

“By the grace of God, the incident will not happen again,” she added.

She called on governments, non-governmental organisations and public-spirited individuals to assist the school.

“The school needs to be rehabilitated with essential facilities that will attract parents to bring their children to learn and actualise their dreams,” the principal said.

Recall that insurgents released 110 students with the exception of Miss Leah Sharibu and five students who died in captivity.

Sharibu was detained for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

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