By Hadiza Musa Yusuf
The Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the immediate screening of over 5,000 voluntary teachers under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) program in the state.
The Governor stated this on Monday during the distribution of educational materials to primary, junior and secondary schools which took place at coronation Hall, government House Kano.
“Today is indeed Education Day in Kano. We are launching the distribution of educational and instructional materials to all primary, secondary, and other schools in the state.
“This is in line with our campaign promises of making education our top priority so that the people of Kano will be more valuable to themselves and the entire country,” the governor stated.
The governor directed the Secretary to the State Government and the Commissioner for Education to initiate the screening process and submit reports within two weeks for the teachers under BESDA program to assess the possibility of making them permanent and pensionable.
Gov. Yusuf added that the state would restore and reboard all the girls’ secondary schools that were de-boarded by the previous administration.
According to the governor, 2,000 tablets will also be distributed at the secondary school level for effective teaching and learning.
The school materials distributed include textbooks, bags, whiteboard markers, sandals, sharpeners, math sets, library accessories, sets of special education accessories, white chalks, laboratory equipment, among others.
He urged teachers and students to make judicious utilization of the instructional materials provided.
The commissioner for Education, Umar Haruna Doguwa, earlier, while delivering a welcome address, thanked the state government for its commitment to the educational sector.
Present at the event were the NUT chairman, SUBEB chairman, government officials, appointees, principals, pupils, teachers, and other personalities.