From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
Governor Dauda Lawal has reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure adequate provision of funding in Zamfara State’s annual budget for education.
The Governor gave the assurance during the 23rd matriculation ceremony of Zamfara College of Arts and Science (ZACAS) in Gusau.
A statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the matriculation ceremony was held at the college premises in Gusau.
He added that the Zamfara College of Arts and Science (ZACAS) comprises the School of Science Technology, Legal Studies, School of Art and Humanities, School of Mass Communication and Information, School of Preliminary Studies, and IJMB.
The statement read in parts: “The matriculation ceremony marked the ushering in of newly admitted 2,369 students for the institution’s 2023/2024 academic session.
“In his remark, Governor Dauda Lawal said that the significant number of students who have graduated from the institution over the years speaks volumes about the College’s effectiveness in fulfilling its obligations.
“The Governor pledged to provide high-quality, inclusive education for all residents of Zamfara State, regardless of social standing, in alignment with the Social Development Goals on education.
“He conveyed his admiration for the remarkable efforts of the college in providing opportunities to the youth, adding that his government will address challenges facing tertiary institutions, including funding, laboratories, affiliation, accreditation, and institutional structure upgrades.
“As part of his administration’s commitment to prioritising education, Governor Lawal reassured his will to invest massively in upgrading the infrastructure and other learning tools in all tertiary institutions.
“Earlier, the Provost of the Zamfara College of Arts and Science (ZACAS), Dr. Yakubu Sani, commended Governor Dauda Lawal for being the highest provider of scholarships in the past decade.
“The provost acknowledged that over the past ten years, the Governor has annually provided scholarships to more than 200 ZACAS students from personal funds”, Bala has added.