The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, has laid the foundation for the construction of a mega school at Gamboru ward in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The project was the first to be embarked on after his inauguration for second term.
The laying of the foundation took place on Wednesday in a small ceremony.
Those in attendance at the event included the state's Acting Head of Service, Barrister Malum Fannami, Permanent Secretaries and other government officials.
The project will be the 25th Mega-size school built by the Zulum administration since May 29, 2019.
Malam Isa Gusau, the spokesperson to the governor, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
"The Zulum’s administration had during its first term constructed 24 mega-schools sited across the state with some of them dedicated to technical education.
"The administration also rehabilitated over 108 existing primary and secondary schools across the state with about 1,000 classrooms also built," Gusau said.
He added that the Gamboru mega school, if completed, will have 30 classrooms, targeting 900 students.
Addressing residents, governor Zulum explained that the school would provide immediate enrollment access to children who initially walked long distances to attend secondary schools.
He further urged them to ensure the maximum utilization of the project when completed.
“This edifice is a fulfilment of a promise I made to the people of this community.
"Please ensure that your children are enrolled in this school by the time we complete it”, Zulum said.
The governor further said that with the government’s plan to introduce the afternoon school system, the new Mega school can accommodate 60 students per class, which means 30 students per class in the morning and another 30 by afternoon, and that will lead to 1,800 students for combined sessions.