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Governor Yusuf Employs 10,000 Teachers, Builds 300 Labs To Revamp Education

The Kano state Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf has resolved to employ additional 10, 000 teachers and build 300 laboratories across the state, Determined to revamp the dilapidated state of primary and secondary education in Kano.

Governor Yusuf who stated this while declaring a State-of-Emergency on education in the state, said his ambition is to ensure that public schools are better than private schools in the state, even with the free-education policy of his administration.

He spoke at the Open Arena, Kano Government House, in a well-attended ceremony with dignitaries from across the globe,  including his mentor,  former Governor of Kano state and National Leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.

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According to him, before taking over as Kano state Governor, about a year ago, the problems in the education sector were multi-faceted.

He added that We faced a severe shortage of qualified teachers, inadequate teacher training programs, and a lack of basic amenities such as clean water and sanitation in many of our schools.

Governor revealed that his administration has resolved to build  an additional 300 state- of-the-art laboratories in 100 schools across the state.

He said the provision of these facilities will provide the students with hands-on experience in scientific inquiry, fostering a culture of experimentation and discovery that is essential for their future success.

Governor Yusuf also  announced the construction of 1000 classrooms across the State within the next academic session.

He revealed that his administration met no fewer than 4.7 million pupils sitting on bare floor in primary schools across the state upon assumption of office in May 29, 2023.

Governor Yusuf made the revelation during the occasion of  the Declaration of State of Emergency on Education in Kano state held on  at  the Open Arena, Kano Government House.

He said the state government was declaring the State-of-Emergency on education with the full support of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Governor Yusuf stated that the lack of instructional materials further compounded the problem, leaving our teachers and students to struggle with outdated and insufficient resources.

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