Kano State government has approved direct funding of the sum of N2.4 billion on 1180 schools as part of its Free and Compulsory Basic Education programme from primary to junior secondary schools in the state.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje at the flag off of the programme, held at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium on Thursday.
Mr Ganduje revealed that the state government would be spending N200 million on the schools with population of 8843 students monthly.
He disclosed that the state government had earmarked the sum of N381million for procurement of 779,552 newly enrolled primary school pupils.
The governor also disclosed that the sum of N350.7 million had been approved for free feeding of primary 4,5 and 6 pupils across the state, adding that the decision was to complement the federal government’s free feeding policy.
“Our education reform entails four segments, namely; Education for all, which focuses on providing equal education opportunity for all children in the state, Girl-child education, which focuses on providing girls the right to acquire basic education, out-of-school education and Integration of tsangaya education system.
” Today, God Has fulfilled our vision of implementation of this laudable policy. This policy is meant to uplift the life of the citizenry and bring about even development in our dear state,” he said
Mr Ganduje further disclosed that the state government had engaged 3,000 volunteer teachers to teach at various tsangaya schools across the state.
The governor also stated that international partners, including World Bank had provided 790 digital classes, adding that the facilities were commissioned by him today.
Cheques were presented to 110 schools principals and teachers at the flag off ceremony, as the remaining schools would get their money electronically.