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Gov Yusuf releases N4.8bn for renovation of schools, construction of additional classrooms

……Orders inscription of “Kwankwasiyya/Gida-Gida” on the schools

The Kano State government has disbursed cheques totalling over N1.9 billion to the Chairmen of the Community Re-orientation Committee (CRC) for the renovation of primary school classrooms across all 44 local government areas.

SolaceBase reports that the Governor also set aside the sum of two billion, nine hundred and twenty-five thousand, one hundred and forty naira for the construction of additional classrooms in public primary schools.

A statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, Director General, Media and Publicity Government House, Kano, on Wednesday, said the state has also initiated the immediate employment of seventeen thousand six hundred  (17,600.) security guards, with a minimum of 400 guards allocated to each local government areas to protect public schools.

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‘’This significant investment in the education sector reflects Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s unwavering commitment to realizing his vision of declaring a state of emergency in the education system,’’ the statement said.

‘’Governor Yusuf emphasized during a meeting with CRC chairmen at the Government House that investing in education is a pivotal step towards ensuring that quality education is accessible to every school-age child in Kano.’’

‘’Acknowledging the vital role played by CRCs in fostering social integration and enhancing enrollment and attendance rates in schools, Governor Yusuf reiterated the government’s pledge to empower community leaders to take ownership of the education system and protect public infrastructure.’’

‘’He called upon the CRC committees to collaborate closely with stakeholders within their jurisdictions and seek guidance from the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for technical support in project implementation.

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‘’Furthermore, Governor Yusuf mandated the CRC chairmen to ensure that all new classroom blocks bear the inscription “Kwankwasiyya/Gida-Gida” as a tribute to Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s significant contributions to public education in Kano.

‘’Highlighting the achievements of his administration in various sectors over the past year, Governor Yusuf urged all stakeholders to harmonize their efforts towards creating a future built on a foundation of quality education for present and future generations.

‘’Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf emphasized the critical role of education as the cornerstone of a flourishing society, pledging to address the pressing need for repairs and renovations in schools to create a safe and conducive learning environment for students.

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