By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri
The Borno State commissioner for Higher Education, Ahmad Jaha, on Tuesday revealed that no fewer than 34 academic staff of the seven tertiary institutions of the state lost their lives, 40 others resigned, following the Boko Haram Haram insurgency in the past four years.
Speaking to journalists on the state of tertiary education in the state, Mr Jaha revealed that despite such challenges, government was able to massively recruit new staff to fill the vacuums.
He said although some institutions located in the local governments areas were razed by the insurgents, academic activities were not suspended as the students were relocated to the Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education in Maiduguri.
He explained that Governor Kashim Shettima has intensified efforts to rebuild and renovate the destroyed institutions for the continuation of academic activities.
Commenting further on the newly established state university, the commissioner declared that academic session is expected to commence this year, with admission of 2,500 students.