Benue Govt. Offers Chibok, Dapchi Girls Education in Benue

Lazarus Zakaa

Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has offered education Scholarship to girls from Chibok in Borno and Dapchi in Yobe, whose academics were halted by Boko Haram activities.

Ortom made the offer at Gwer East local Government Area shortly after inspecting new facilities at Government Girls Model Secondary School (GGMSS) on Tuesday in Aliade.

Easitimes.com news reports that the school runs exchange programme for students across the 19 Northern states.

Chibok and Dapchi are communities in the North Eastern region where over 300 students were kidnapped at different occasions by Boko Haram insurgents.

The governor said, as a special recognition and support to the female children from Chibok and Dapchi, additional facilities such as hostel accommodation would be provided for the school to admit more students.

He directed that N80 million be released for further furnishing of the school, adding that the commissioner for education will provide sporting facilities.

Ortom also said that he had directed the renovation of all staff quarters in the school.

” the bill of quantities for the renovation of the nursery and primary school located within the school be submitted through the commissioner for necessary action, ” he said.

The governor encouraged the students to be committed to their studies rather than allow anyone to mess them up, adding that a school bus will also be provided.

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