Osinbajo’s visit to Kano
Vice President YemiOsinbajo Tuesday declared open the Kano Education Summit organized by the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the commencement of the Free and Compulsory Basic and Secondary Education in Kano State as well as the integration of Qur’anic Schools in the State.
Governor Ganduje in his speech said that the declaration of Free and Compulsory Education in the State which will include basic and up to secondary level is aimed at addressing the issue of education in Kano.
In line with this, the State Government will give support to over 11,000 Tsangaya Schools in Kano monthly to the tune of N2.5billion for the upkeep of the Almajiris in order to take them off the streets of Kano and end begging.
The government will also provide about 800,000 school uniforms to new pupil enrollees in primary schools in the state at the cost of about N400million. Additionally, massive renovation and construction of new classrooms and their furnishing will be executed by the government immediately.
The event which was well attended by dignitaries and major stakeholders in the education sector is aimed at ensuring that each and every child of school age is attending school up to secondary school level which will target out-of-school children and also the introduction of Mathematic and English in Qur’anic and Tsangaya Schools in Kano.
There were goodwill messages from the Minister of Education, British High Commission, US Embassy, French Embassy, the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates, the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, World Bank, UNICEF and other partners.
There was a symbolic exchange of amajiri begging bowls with books and uniforms by Vice President YemiOsinbajo supported by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.