To reverse the negative impact on education, the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has earmarked N6 billion to rebuild the capacity and infrastructural deficit of the education sector caused by 11 years of Boko Haram insurgency.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NEDC, Mohammed Alkali, disclosed this during a five-day training for 300 teachers in collaboration with Limo Holdings Nigeria Limited in Maiduguri, Borno State Thursday.
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“We have earmarked N6bn to rebuild the education sector in this region, as we are all aware the sector has suffered more destruction, we are ready to rebuild and build more classrooms.
“Over 2,295 teachers have been killed and 19,000 others displaced in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in the last 11 years. An estimated 1,500 schools have been destroyed since 2014, with over 1,280 casualties among teachers and students,” he added.
The Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Wakinbe, thanked the commission for the training, adding that it would further boost the morale and performance of teachers.