Kano to spend N8b on construction of three ‘mega primary’ schools

Governor Abba Yusuf

N8 billion has been set aside by the Kano State Government to build three “mega primary” schools around the state.

Governor Abba Yusuf claimed that the schools would be equipped with all the necessary resources to provide adequate, hospitable environments for children of low-income parents to receive a solid education in preparation for a prosperous future.

According to the governor, the mega schools will be located in each senatorial district and equipped with cutting-edge instructional resources to provide high-quality education at the local level.

He added that N6 billion had been allocated for primary school renovations.In the same vein, he said that the government approved the renovation of 26 Special Institutions created by former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and 17 have been completed.

”The era of pupils receiving lessons on the bare floors is over.

”We will continue to accord attention to the provision of basic learning facilities would enable our young pupils to have conducive teaching and learning atmosphere.

“We also spent N500 million on the construction of a hostel at the Aliko University Wudil and another N150 million was paid for the new environmental and Climate Department at Maitama Sule University.

“N500 million was paid for new courses at Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule University.

“Kano Islamic Legal Studies and other Institutions also benefited from the payments of over N100 Million for the registration of their new courses.

“About 93 per cent tuition fees of 501 Masters Students in India and other foreign countries were settled and their four months upkeep allowances were also settled to allow them face their studies,” he said.

The governor also said government had paid N700 million as registration fees for students studying in Bayero University, Kano, and also paid N1.5 billion as WASCE and NECO examination fees for the state secondary school students