The Kano state government has shared the sum of N880 million to the 44 local government areas in the state for the renovation of Secondary Schools in the area councils.
Each of the local government Chairmen received a cheque of N20 million at a ceremony held at Kofar Mata Indoor Sports Hall, located in Kano Municipal area councils.
According to Kano State Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, the chairmen are to work together with the “Education Promotion Committee,” comprising of elders and community leaders set up for the renovation purpose.
Ganduje gave the chairmen three weeks to finish the renovation exercise in the selected school promptly.
“The renovation becomes necessary preparatory to the resumption of schools after the COVID-19 problem. The renovation is also in line with the state’s educational policy of ‘Compulsory Free Education’ which requires that school facilities must be provided for learning, “ said Ganduje.
He noted that the state had recorded successes in educational development because of his political will, community participation and strong institutions put in place.
The Kano State Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru said arrangements have been concluded to establish 130 additional girls schools in the State.
The Commissioner said the schools will be established across 24 Local Government Areas of the state.
“In the arrangement, 75 Junior Secondary Schools and 55 Senior Secondary Schools will be established aimed at boosting the girl child education in Kano,” said Kiru.
He further said that a committee, comprising elders, community leaders and other stakeholders has been set up for the renovation.
The state Commissioner of Local government, Murtala Sule Garo, said the government is highly committed to making education its centre of policymaking.
The representative of the Department for International Development (DFID), Nafisa Ado commended the state for investing in education.
She said DFID would continue to partner with the state government in this direction.
Source: Voice of Nigeria