State of emergency declared in Kano

Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf has declared a state of emergency in education.

He disclosed this during at a grand ceremony at the Government House on Saturday.

Governor Yusuf highlighted the significant decay in both educational quality and infrastructure in schools and urgent need to address it.

“Our administration has commenced a total overhaul, focusing on academic and infrastructure development.

“A key initiative under this overhaul includes promoting girl-child education by rehabilitating and deploying over 70 luxurious buses to transport female students to secondary schools in metropolitan areas. This measure aims to improve access to education for girls and reduce the dropout rate.

“Despite the sector’s decay, we have begun rehabilitating schools and providing instructional materials to ensure effective service delivery,” the governor said.

The state government added that it has paid the registration fees for Kano indigenes studying at various higher institutions nationwide.

Governor Yusuf also announced that over N300 million had been allocated for soft loans to teachers to boost their morale.

The Governor outlined plans for the extensive renovation of all primary and junior secondary schools in the state. This renovation he said will include providing new seats for students, painting, and refurbishing toilets and staff offices.

The project is expected to be completed within the next two academic sessions.

Minor repairs will be managed by CRC, Kwankwasiyya, Lafiya Jari, and Kano Pro-PA, while major repairs will be overseen by the Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) through competitive bidding.

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