2024 Int’l Education Day: Doguwa Assures Huge Investment On Education

Kano State Commissioner of Education Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa has disclosed that the administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf will continue to invest heavily on education for the benefit of its younger generations.

The Commissioner who was speaking during the commemoration ceremony of International Day of Education, 2024 held at State Universal Basic Education Headquarters on Wednesday, revealed that the budgetery allocation of 29.7% to the state education sector is a clear testumony of the administration’s commitment to move the sector to a greater height.

In a statement by Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru, the Director Public Enlightenment of the Ministry, the Commissioner stressed that the state had chosen education sector as first priority of its agenda with a view to bringing positive changes to the entire system.

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Doguwa noted that over 60 Girls Child Initiative Buses were repaired and released for easy conveyance of students to their respective Schools, adding that the administration had provided adequate teaching aids and renovated some dilapidated schools across the state

” We have fully repaired and released over 60 Schools Buses for Girls Child Initiative, distributed learning and teaching materials to Primary and Post Primary Schools and renovated schools with furnitures provided to provide conducive environment for teaching and learning ” he said.

He announced that the state had spent 740 million naira to settle last year’s examination fees including NECO and NBAIS for the students across the state, while arrangements are also on the process to pay this Year’s fees.

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The Commissioner added that in a move to improve teachers strength through capacity building programme, the administration is collaborating with National Teachers Institute Kaduna to train 1000 teachers from Kano.

According to him, the State Government had currently sponsored 105 technical teachers for 3-week intensive training programme at Kaduna as part of its commitment to improve the technical teaching professiion.

On the theme of this year’s International Day of education, titled ” Learning For Lasting Peace ” Commissioner Doguwa described the event as apt and was in line with present administration of ensuring the most peaceful environment for learning.

Umar pointed out that the programme is a clarion call for government and non governmental organizations to put hands together towards safeguarding the education sector.

Haruna Doguwa further decried that the wrong policy on education instituted by the past administration resulted to the increase of out of schools children in the state.

” Out of schools children remain potential thread to our community which this government will never allow to continue. We are doing our best to drastically address the situation by ensuring that all the boarding schools closed down by the previous administration are reopened soon ” the Commissioner maintained.

The Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board Alhaji Kabiru Yusuf pointed out that this year’s International Education Day was intended to remind people on the importance of education in promoting peace and understanding in the community.

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” Education is very powerful tool that can transform lives of the community and is the fundamental key which empowers our learners to become agents of peace in our communities and beyond ” he explained.

In his good will message, the chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano Mr. Rahma Rihood Farah Mohammed said Intertional Day of Education is celebrated annually on 24 January, stressing that the 2024 theme ” education for lasting peace ” is amp in considering the sector as driver of security, peace and economic prosperity all over the world.

He disclosed that UNICEF is focusing on education as a driver of peace, security, and safety through the implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and the Minimum Standards on Safe Schools in Nigeria.