Boko Haram hindered Borno universities from conducting Convocations for over five years – Zulum
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents stopped universities in the state from holding convocations for 5 years.
Zulum disclosed this on Friday, August 11, when top management team of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB), led the Vice-Chancellor of the federal institution, Professor Kyari Mohammed paid him a courtesy call at the Government House in Maiduguri.
The Governor who announced the donation of N50 million to enable NAUB in its preparations towards the conduct of its first convocation slated to hold on 28th October, 2023, also directed Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, RRR, Engr. Ibrahim Idris to draw proposal for immediate approval to construct befitting staff quarters and students’ hostels for NAUB, so as to ease the problem of accommodation.
”We are all living-witnesses to atrocities posed Boko Haram which, in the last five years, have hindered many of our tertiary institutions from conducting Convocation Ceremonies in the state.
“Now that peace has returned to our dear state, the special grace of Allah (God), my government will support all tertiary institutions in conducting their convocation ceremonies, this is very important, as it is through Convocation, that the best performing students are officially identified and be rewarded bythe government.
“I want to also use this opportunity to inform the management Team that the present administration is working out modalities to ensure that Best Performing students from Borno North, Central and Southern senatorial district are sponsored for their academic studies in NAUB Borno State Government.”