In a significant gesture of support and investment in education, Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved scholarships for 37 dedicated laborers involved in the construction of resettlement houses for internally displaced persons in Nguro Soye village, Bama Local Government Area. This announcement came during the governor’s recent inspection visit to the construction site.
During his visit, Governor Zulum discovered that some of the laborers had already obtained their Senior Secondary School Certificates, making them eligible for university admissions. In response to this discovery, he made a heartwarming commitment: “Let me know how many of you have completed secondary school, and we will sponsor you to pursue undergraduate degrees at the university.”
This promise reflects Governor Zulum’s dedication to creating opportunities for the local workforce, empowering them to further their education and improve their future prospects. By offering university scholarships to these hardworking laborers, the governor is taking a significant step toward uplifting his constituents and enhancing access to higher education.
The move not only recognizes the potential and ambition of the construction workers but also serves as an inspiring example of how a committed leader can facilitate positive change through education and empowerment.
Assessment of Damaged Structures at UIICEST in Bama
In addition to this generous scholarship initiative, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum took the time to assess the damage inflicted by Boko Haram insurgents on the Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science, and Technology (UIICEST) in Bama. This assessment is part of a broader effort to rebuild and rehabilitate educational institutions affected by the conflict.
The governor, during his visit, directed the commissioner of reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resettlement, Engr. Ibrahim Idriss, to conduct a thorough evaluation of the damages sustained by staff quarters and student hostels at UIICEST. The rehabilitation of these facilities is essential to enable students and staff to return and fully occupy the college, which is currently operating on a limited basis.
Governor Zulum’s commitment to restoring educational infrastructure in the region is crucial for the revival of education in Bama. The restoration of these facilities will not only help students and educators return to a more conducive learning environment but will also contribute to the broader effort of rebuilding communities affected by the insurgency.
This proactive approach by Governor Zulum exemplifies the dedication of leaders in Nigeria to education and rebuilding efforts in regions affected by conflict.
Source: Vanguard News
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