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Jigawa Expends Over N16b on Basic Education Infrastructure

Muhammad Garba

Jigawa state government has spent over N16 billion on construction/renovation of class rooms, students/teacher’s seats and other required infrastructures in the state Basic Education Sector in the last six years.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Hon Lawan Yunusa Danzomo stated at a media engagement forum held at Dutse Manpower Development Institute, Dutse.

He said under the state “Education Change Agenda” provision of infrastructure is among top priority in addition to quality teachers for achieving the desire goals of the policy.

The Commissioner explained that, 337 additional primary school were established to decongest the existing ones and extended access to Out of School children, and also 130 additional Junior secondary schools were established within the period.

He however revealed that, over 6,679 class rooms including 516 Islamiyya school class rooms to ensure conducive learning environment.

According to him, over 185,086 student’s seats and over 5,963 teacher’s seats were procured and distributed to primary and junior secondary schools across the state.

“We constructed 254 staffs house in hard-to-reach areas to enable teachers to stay there to provide the required services”

“To ensure health and sanitation, government had also constructed 634 hand pumps, over 1,418 toilet blocks containing over 4,746 cubicles.”

As a result of these projects and other interventions including Homegrown School Feeding Program have led to the increase of student enrollment with over 20% in the state.

The commissioner also disclosed that, to ensure effective monitor and evaluation of the school performance, over 224 motorcycles were distributed to local education supervisor across the state

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