*Directs screening of BESDA teachers for immediate employment
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Cognisance to the need of creating conducive atmosphere for effective teaching and learning, Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has on Monday, supritended the distribution of books and instructional support materials to public schools across the state at an event that was held at Coronation Hall, Government House.
Speaking, Governor Abba Kabir said the provision of the items was in line with his administration’s zeal of improving teaching and learning in public schools and to respond to the yearnings and aspirations of the good people of the state affirming that Kano State Government has taken a bold steps of arresting the rot and decay that characterized the education system for the last eight years.
According to the Governor, ” we believe that education is the only priceless wealth that any society will enriches it’s population with, and make members of the community to be more patriotic, productive and even more useful to themselves and to the entire nation.
“Kano State Government accords utmost priority to education sector and it will not relent in implementing its educational rejuvenation master plan that focuses on; expansion access to education, ensuring provision of quality education and eliminating illetracy through life long learning” emphasized Governor Abba Kabir.
According to a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the governor appreciated the contribution of teachers under BESDA (Better Education Services Delivery for All) programme.
” Let me recognise and appreciate the role of our BESDA teachers who performed well in uplifting our primary education. It is in this recognition that this government will do everything possible to assist them in what ever way Possible,” appreciated the governor.
He directed for the screening of all the BESDA teachers across the state within two weeks preparatory to the initiation of the process of offering them employment.
Items distributed include, 1.3 million text books of English language, Mathematics, Basic Sciences and Basic Technology, 670,000 exercise books,215 pieces of white boards, 7,100 pieces of white markers, 15,000 pieces of bags, 15,000 pairs of schools sandals, 311,600 sharpeners, mathematical sets, pencils, rulers and erasers.
Others include, 10,368 sets of library accessories, 500,000 sets of special education accessories, 2,000 tablets android, 40,000 sets of uniforms, 10,000 cartons of white chalks, 50 pieces of science laboratory equipment, 5,000 pieces of dusters as well as pupils digital attendance equipment.
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf used the opportunity to call on all stakeholders in the education sector in the state to ensure the judicious utelization of what was provided to achieve the desired goals of taking education to a greater height.
Other personalities who spoke at the occasion include: the State deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Isma’il Jibrin Falgore, Commissioner of Education, Umar Haruna Doguwa and Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Alhaji Yusuf Kabir Gaya, Executive Secretary, Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board, Dr. Kabiru Ado Zakirai among others.