The Kano State government has procured about 1million assorted text books for distribution to public schools in the state.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, during the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Dala Old Girls Association (DOGA) held at the Afficent Event Centre, Kano.
The commissioner said the provision of the text books would go a long way to facilitate better learning for pupils in primary and secondary schools across the state.
He further disclosed that 3,000 schools have been identified and would be provided with furniture under the supervision of the Schools Based Management Committees (SBMC’s).
Sanusi Kiru added that the government had also procured 1,400 tablets to facilitate pilot study for e-learning in some select schools across the three Senatorial zones of the state.
He noted that the government had also made arrangements for the renovation of some girls secondary schools including the ones in Gaya, Dambatta, Kwa, Kabo and Dala.
“Very soon, the state government will perform the taking-over ceremony of a secondary school building donated by Hon. Ali Sa’id at Dakatsalle in Bebeji Local Government Area, and it will be converted to girls boarding secondary school,” the commissioner noted.
While thanking the DOGA for their commitment towards seeing to the betterment of their alma mater, he said that the government would do its part in assisting the school.
In his remark earlier, international business mogul and elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata, admonished the Old Girls to continue with the good work of assisting their alma mater.
He presented a cheque of N10 million to the association, promising to make the same donation for a period of five years.
“Even if I die, I am leaving it as will for my family to ensure compliance,” he said.
Dantata also pledged to construct five boreholes in the school as well as ten blocks of toilets.
In her speech, the National president of DOGA, Hon. Sa’udatu Sani, called on all and sundry to collaborate in assisting the education sector, which she said, is in a sorry position.
By Kolade Adeyemi,
The Nation Online