By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has procured about 1million text books for distribution in the state’s public schools as part of efforts towards the provision of adequate learning materials.
This was made known by the state Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru during the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Dala Old Girls Association (DOGA) held at the Afficent event centre, Kano.
The commissioner explained that the provision of the text books would go a long way in facilitating better learning among pupils of primary and secondary Schools across the state.
Kiru, further disclosed that about 3,000 schools have been identified and would be provided with furniture under the supervision of Schools Based Management Committees (SBMC’s).
Adding that the state government has also procured 1,400 Tablets to facilitate pilot study for e-learning in some selected schools across the three Senatorial zones of the state.
According to Kiru, the government has also made adequate arrangements for the renovation of Girls Secondary Schools in the state such as Gaya, Dambatta, Kwa, Kabo and GGC Dala respectively.
” Very soon, the state government will perform the taking over ceremony of a secondary school building donated by Hon. Ali Sa’id at Dakatsalle in Bebeji local government area, and it will be converted to Girls Boarding secondary school” the commissioner revealed.
He also stated that the ministry was making efforts to re-package the work plans of the Development Partners that are assisting the state’s education sector with a view to ensuring that, the sector get what is needed most.
While thanking the Dala Old Gilrs Association for their commitment towards seeing to the betterment of their Almamatter, he said that the state government will do it’s part in assisting the school.
He then assured that within the 1st one year of his stewardship as Commissioner, by Allah’s Grace, the state education sector will record tremendous achievements.
In his remark, the international business mogul and elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata, OON, admonished the Old Girls to continue with the good work they have started of assisting their Almamatter.
He therefore, presented a cheque donation of N10 million to the association, promising to make the same donation for the period of 5 years. .
” Even if I die, I am living it as will for my family to ensure compliance” he stressed.
Alhaji Dantata also pledged to construct 5 borewholes in the school as well as the construction of Ten Blocks of toilets.
In her speech, the National president of DOGA, Hon. Saudatu Sani called on all and sundry to put hands on deck in assisting the education sector, which she said is in a sorry position.
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