by Azeez Adeniyi
The Federal Government has said it is determined to reopen the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok where over 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists.
Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative, Mr. Tijjani Tumsah, said this on Thursday.
Tumsah said plans to reopen the school for normal academic activities in the 2017/2018 session.
Tumsah said all necessary security measures were being taken to avert a recurrence of the April 2014 incident.
“We intend to finish with the school before next session and make it functional for educational activities to pick up.
“We have varieties of programmes, including psycho-social and counselling programmes for women and girls and community engagements.
“In terms of the structure itself, the school has to be fortified in terms of early warning systems to protect the girls.
“A whole lot of issues that have been planned to ensure the safety and comfort of the students of the school judging by the previous unfortunate incident,’’ he said.
He said programmes will be implemented to ensure that the students meet up, as educational activities has suffered terrible setback in the area.
He said the committee was contemplating suitable programmes that would help in de-radicalising the youth.