Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
Zamfara State, Nigeria
Governor Dauda Lawal Dare of Zamfara State has declared state of emergency on education in the state.
In a state broadcast on Tuesday, the governor said the neglected education system in Zamfara affects all levels, from primary to tertiary institutions, with poor learning environments and personnel.
A statement by the Spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the declaration of a State of Emergency on Education is in line with the campaign promises of Governor Dauda Lawal.
The statement added that the State Government is fulfilling a pledge to overhaul the education sector, which has virtually collapsed.
The statement read in parts: “In a state broadcast today, Governor Dauda Lawal declared a state of emergency in the education sector across Zamfara.
“This is in line with his campaign manifesto, where he made promises to the people of Zamfara to implement policies and programs aimed at reforming the education sector, building and rehabilitating public schools, providing adequate educational facilities, and training/retraining the existing staff to enhance their capacity.
“As a result, the Dauda Lawal administration has commenced the following emergency response: construction and renovation of 245 schools across the 14 local government areas of the State; provision of two-seater desks for pupils and students, totalling 9,542 across schools in the 14 local government areas; equipping the constructed and renovated 245 schools with 619 tables and 926 chairs for teachers across the 14 local government areas.
“All teachers and education managers will receive subject-specific training and retraining.
“To maintain a minimum level of quality in education delivery, the government has suspended the licenses of private education providers in the state. This ensures that private schools meet the required standards for providing quality education”.
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