Kano state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ya’u Abdullahi Yan’shana, has charged teachers to redouble their efforts in discharging their responsibilities to move education to international standards.
Alhaji Ya’u, made the assertion during an occasion to commemorate International Day of Education (IED), organized by Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project, Ministry of Education, Kano state.
Alhaji Ya’u who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Kano state Senior Secondary Schools Management Board (KSSMB), Dr. Bello Shehu, said the state government had mapped out policies and programs aimed at boosting education, which includes free and compulsory education, inclusive education, teacher policy, among others.
He described AGILE as an initiative that had boosted students academic performance, and charged them to be good ambassadors by utilizing their potentials to become journalists, teachers, medical doctors, engineers and professionals.
Alhaji Ya’u Abdullahi Yan’shana commended World Bank for the initiative which had yielded positive results to the state’s education sector.
“A lot has been done by the state government and we are going to record more achievements in Kano”.
In her remarks, the lead person social norms component, concerned with promoting social behavioral change, Hajiya Halima Sadiya Tukur, maintained that, over 130 schools would be built in Kano State under the AGILE project.
She highlighted that, the state government had provided all the necessary assistance to ensure success of the project on girl’s education, and had organized the event to emphasize the importance of GE to the development of a society.
” No sane society would progress without education and AGILE is here to make a change”.
Also speaking, chairman State Based Management Committee (SBMC), Kano state, Alhaji Tijjani Haladu Baraya pointed out that, the committee had sourced interventions of almost one billion naira in the state.
He appealed to the state government, to ensure timely release of funds budgeted to the education sector, to achieve the desired objectives.
” UBEC act 2004 states that each child is entitled to education in Nigeria”.
Some of the students from government girls college WTC Kofar famfo, who spoke to Radio Nigeria, Zulaihat Mohammad Sani and Halima Rabi’u Umar explained that, AGILE had provided toilets, water and other learning and instructional materials to their schools.
The event was marked by paper presentations on supporting girls in STEM a call for all, and education and the needs for girl’s involvement in ICT by lecturers from Bayero University Kano and witnessed large turn out of participants from SUBEB, NTI and relevant stakeholders in the education sector.