Over 250 female students of the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Monguno in Borno State have been relocated to the Federal Government College (FGC), Maiduguri.
The transfers followed recent attacks on public schools by the Boko Haram sect, which claimed the lives of many students in the North-East geo-political zone.
The Principal, FGC Maiduguri, Mallam Muhammad Karaga, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Monday.
Karaga said that the affected students had started reporting to the school since last week.
“The students started coming on March 3, shortly after the mass transfer, they are still coming. As at this morning (Monday), we have about 225 students. But I believe by now the figure will have risen to 250.
“We have already accommodated them in our hostels, especially where we had vacant rooms.
“Since they are all girls, we have identified an unoccupied three bed-room bungalow for possible conversion into a hostel accommodation for them if their number increases,” he said.
Karaga said the school had enough classes to take care of the students in terms of academic activities.
“Our normal class system is 40 students per class, sometimes it is even less.
“But with the new students, we can go up to 40 students per classroom which might not be too bad,” he said.
Karaga said the school had the capacity to absorb all the students without any problem.
“As an old school, we have the capacity to absorb many students because the school is big enough.
“We are not in any way overstretching our facilities by admitting them, we are only helping out in crisis situation,” he said.
Karaga said that some of the FGGC teachers transferred along with the students had also reported for duty.
“They were transferred with 70 per cent of their teachers, who have also started reporting for duty,” he said.
Karaga however said that none of the SSCE students of the FGC Buni Yadi transferred to the school had reported.
“All the SSCE three students from the FGC Buni Yadi in Yobe are supposed to write their NECO and WAEC examination here.
“But until this moment none has arrived,” he said.
Karaga said that a teacher transferred from the college had resumed duty at the school.
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