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May 30, 2024

2024 Budget Allocates 25% to Education Sector in Kaduna State – House Committee Chairman

From Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

Honourable Mahmud Lawal Isma’ila, the Member Representing Zaria City Constituency and Chairman of the Kaduna State House of Assembly Committee on Education, revealed that the Kaduna State Government has allocated 25% of its 2024 Appropriation Budget to the Education Sector.

The Education Committee Chairman made this announcement during the commissioning of three classrooms at the Staff School of the National Open University in Kaduna.

He emphasized the government’s unwavering commitment to prioritizing the education sector, considering it the cornerstone of meaningful development.

Highlighting the Governor’s initiatives since assuming office, including the reduction of school fees, construction of additional classrooms, and establishment of new schools across the state, Mahmud Lawal stressed the Governor’s recognition of the paramount importance of education.

He urged collective responsibility, emphasizing that everyone should contribute to the development of education. Lawal stated that the government alone cannot bear the entire burden, encouraging others to emulate such gestures by assisting and supporting the government in building more schools.

In addition, Professor Isaac Sammani Butswat, representing the Vice Chancellor Olufemi Peters, highlighted the need for additional classrooms at the Staff School’s Primary Section to provide a conducive learning environment for pupils.

Dr. Aminu Umar, Director of the Centre for Human Resources Development (CHRD), acknowledged the commissioning of three classrooms built by the National Open University for the Staff School without financial support from the Kaduna State government or individuals.

He noted that the school is known for teaching science-based subjects and modern technologies, aiming to keep the pupils up-to-date. The initiative aligns with the state government’s efforts in building and rehabilitating schools.

Dr. Aminu Umar also commensurated with the Kaduna State government over the tragic abduction incident of primary school pupils in Kuriga.

He emphasized the deliberate attempt to hinder education in Northern Nigeria and urged security agencies to intensify efforts for the safe return of the children. The commissioning of the project was a highlight of the event.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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