Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday visited Kwaya-Kusar town and laid the foundation stone for the construction of a 48-classroom Higher Islamic College with Staff Quarters.
Kwaya-Kusar town is headquarters of Kwaya-Kusar Local Government Area, located in southern Borno, and Zulum drove there from Biu where he had spent three days since Tuesday, commissioning projects.
The college in Kwaya-Kusar was to meet the request made by community members for which Zulum in November 2021, promised to address.
Commissioner for Education, Engr. Lawan Abba Wakilbe said the college will have three blocks each with 16 classrooms, to produce a total of 48 classrooms with a capacity for about 2,000 students.
He added that the college will have an administrative block, and two units of two-bedroom flats as initial staff quarters. There will also be six wash facilities.
While passing through Buratai, Zulum commissioned a mega secondary school for 1,500 students, and approved the employment of 20 additional teachers from the host community.