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Boko Haram: UNIMAID now safe for students to learn, says VC

The VC has asked prospective students not to fear, and that despite the Boko Haram insurgency, normalcy had returned.

• January 23, 2022
UNIMAID entrance, Boko Haram
Composite of UNIMAID entrance and Boko Haram used to illustrate the story

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Aliyu Shugaba, says Borno, particularly the state capital, Maiduguri is safe for learning.

The vice chancellor made this known when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.

Mr Shugaba advised prospective students not to entertain fears, saying the security situation in the state had improved and that despite Borno being badly hit by Boko Haram insurgency, normalcy had since returned to the state. 

“I know we have had our share of challenges as a state but the security situation has improved tremendously.

“With our resilience, our school now records the highest number of students in Nigeria and in view of that we have worked significantly on our infrastructure to accommodate the number.” he said.

The vice chancellor further disclosed that the school’s 2022 budget had allocations for expansion of classrooms, laboratories among others.

He added that digitisation process had equally commenced in line with the new normal occasioned by COVID-19 Pandemic.

According to him, students have started receiving lectures through zoom and other online platforms.

The vice chancellor commended the Federal Government and individuals for various interventions that would enable UNIMAID establish a befitting Information Communication Technology(ICT) unit. 

(NAN)

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