‘We’re committed to Buhari’s next level agenda’
Kano State Government has restated its commitment to supporting the development of Science and Technology to achieve the noble objectives of President Muhammad Buhari’s next level agenda.
Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the State Governor, stated this at the opening ceremony of the 60th National Annual Conference of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) held at Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso in the state capital.
The Governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry for Higher Education, Dr. Binta Umar Bala, added that in view of the significance of Science education to nation building, the state government has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of France aimed at enhancing the capacity of the new lecturers to pursue their higher degrees in the field of Science and Technology.
He therefore commended the development partners for supporting institutions in the state, especially through the National University Commission (NUC) for capacity building of teachers which he described as a good omen to the economy and job opportunities, calling on STAN to come up with new ways that would improve teaching and learning in the country.
Speaking, the National President of Science and Technology Association of Nigeria, Mr. Yinka Badari explained that the Association has been making efforts to provide the type of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education in order to meet the challenges of the 21 Century knowledge-based society.
He then thanked Governor Ganduje for his enormous support towards the successful hosting of the conference.
In his welcome address, the Provost of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Dr. Yahaya Isa Bunkure, expressed his appreciation to the state government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his relentless concern and support to the development of education, particularly for making it apt for the people of the state to enjoy free and compulsory education up to senior secondary school level.
The 60th National Annual Conference of STAN had its theme tagged: “Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) would last five day, reported Public Relations Officer, Sanusi A. Na’isa.