Kebbi State government has distributed buses to select government girls secondary schools in the state.
Beneficiaries include Command Girls Secondary School, Goru; Unity Government Girls’ Secondary School Birnin Kebbi; Dr. Amina Girls Secondary School Birnin Kebbi; Government Girls Comprehensive Secondary School Argungu; Government Girls Science Secondary school Yauri; and Government Girls Secondary School Maga, among others.
Speaking while presenting the keys of the buses to the principals of the schools, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said the buses became necessary to ease the movement of the pupils from one place to another.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy Alhaji Samaila Yombe, said his administration would continue to give education greater priority and ensure that more girls are encourage to enroll in school.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education, Hajiya Rafaatu Hammani said the buses would facilitate easy movement of the pupils to hospital, sports and other educational activities.
She also announced that over 1 billion naira was released by the government as counterpart funding for the Universal Basic Education last year.
By Khadijat Saidu,