The first lady of Kano state, Prof. Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has re-affirmed the commitment of the state government to continue to support the development of education.
Prof. Hafsat Ganduje was speaking during a symbolic flag off of a 3-day workshop on Alternative Source of School Financing, Resource and Improvisation for 600 Principals/ Directors of Secondary Schools across the state.
She said that Kano state government under Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje led administration has since inception 6 years ago been doing extremely well in supporting the development of education sector in the state.
The introduction of Free and Compulsory Education law initiated by the administration according to her was done to ensure that our Children in Kano are provided with accessible, affordable, qualitative and sustainable education.
She added that the policy is one of the best achievements recorded in the sector in the recent years, stressing that a lot of policies and projects were also provided in the state.
On the workshop, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje commended the foresight of the organizers, observing that it is timely considering the current economic situation and the need to improve the capacity of school administrators in terms of financial management and resource mobilisation.
She therefore appealed to the participants to take good advantage of the workshop by ensure maximum participation by paying adequate attention throughout the 3 days event.
In his welcome address, the state Commissioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru disclosed that Kano has been on the Frontline in prioritizing its Education sector.
He added that the political will of the governor was the secret behind the successes been recorded ranging from Free and Compulsory Education, payment of Upkeep allowances to various schools, review of feeding for Boarding Secondary Schools, payment of NECO Examination, as well as constructions and renovations of schools among others.
The Commissioner therefore, call on the participants to reciprocate the kind gesture extended to them by practicalizing the knowledge acquired in the 3-day long program.
In his remarks, the Chief consultant from the Nigerian Association for Education Administration and Planning (NAEAP), Prof. Bello A. Bello revealed that the aim of the training was to acquint the participants with techniques on how to generate resources to compliment government in financing their respective schools.
In his vote of thanks, the Executive Secretary KSSSSMB, Dr. Bello Shehu expressed gratitude to the government for it’s untiring support to the state education sector.
Aliyu Yusuf is Chief Public Relation Officer, Kano state Ministry of Education