The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has for the first time launched a free school feeding program in the state.
This is as the government announced the commencement of school activities at the newly constructed government technical school in Wuyo, Bayo Local Government Area of the state, Naija News reports.
Governor Zulum in a bid to encourage enrollment and quicken the desire of young children in the state to embrace education provided three hundred bicycles for the students that will be enrolled in the technical school.
The bicycle according to the governor will address transportation challenges for the students within the neighbouring communities.
At the commissioning of the mega technical school on Wednesday, the governor confirmed that students of the school will enjoy free meals.
While assuring residents of his commitment to serving them better, Governor Zulum directed the ministry of education to, with immediate effect, recruit fresh graduates as teachers to the newly constructed government technical school to fast track the commencement of academic activities.
Zulum said, “We are here to commission the Government Technical School, Wuya, in furtherance of my administration to establish an educational system that will create wealth thereby ensuring the provision of jobs to the teeming youths of our dear State.
“Notwithstanding some of the shortcomings on the ground, I am here to commission this school. I have directed the commissioner of education to provide all necessary luxuries and workshops that will allow smooth take-off of the technical school.
“We shall recruit competent young graduates to provide the best technical knowledge to the children of Bayo LGA so that they can have the best technical know-how.”
Governor Zulum reiterated that his government will provide all necessary facilities that will enhance quality and conducive learning environment, Naija News reports.