Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani has emphasised his administration’s resolve to provide qualitative incentives for both teaching and learning in all its Primary and Secondary schools to boost the standard of education in the state.
The Governor, who gave the indication in Minna, said his administration would never compromise on its resolve to provide functional and standard education until the desired result is attained.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, Governor Sani Bello noted that by making teaching and learning conducive and more attractive, education would reclaim its rightful place as the driver of development in the state.
He disclosed that, to make teaching more attractive, the state government recently approved N655.12Million for the provision of furniture, electronics and textbooks to the Staff Quarters of the nine schools currently undergoing total overhaul in its ‘Whole School Rehabilitation Project.
The Governor also revealed that another N214.1Million has been released for the procurement of science equipment, re-agents, textbooks in core subjects as well as solar-powered electricity plant to those schools.
According to him, the ‘Whole School Rehabilitation Project would simultaneously encapsulate the free school uniform for the girl-child, which has now been extended to cover up to senior secondary school level, as well as the free school feeding programme.
“We are presently doing nine schools spread across the three geo-political zones. Our emphasis has been on boarding schools, but in the next phase, Gods-willing, more Technical and Day Secondary Schools would be massively captured. We have also identified two Teacher Training Colleges to be resuscitated in our deliberate effort to bring back efficient and qualitative teaching in our schools”.
The school currently been rehabilitated include; Government Girls Secondary School Bida, Justice Idris Legbo Science College Kutigi, Maryam Babangida Girls Science College Minna, Government Science College Izom, Government Girls College Kontagora, Government Secondary School Rijau, Government Girls College Tegina, Government Day Secondary School Baro and Mu’azu Ibrahim Commercial Secondary School Kontagora
Jibrin Baba Ndace
Chief Press Secretary
4th December, 2016