The Kano State Government has paid a staggering N1.5 billion as registration fees for 57,000 secondary school students sitting for the National Examination Council exam..
This is contained in a statement by Ibrahim Garba Shu’aibu, the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, a copy of which was made available to The Punch on Wednesday.
He said the Deputy Governor made the disclosure when he monitored the commencement of the 2023 NECO examination at Rumfa College, Kano on Tuesday.
Gwarzo who restated the administration’s commitment towards uplifting the education sector for the socio-economic development of the citizenry, described education as the bedrock for any meaningful development in the society.
“Our government views investment in the education sector as a vital step towards nurturing the future leaders of tomorrow,” Shu’aibu quoted the Deputy Governor as saying in the statement.
He urged the Parents Teachers Association to collaborate with schools in their respective areas to monitor the progress of their children and provide them with the necessary motivation to achieve the desired results.
Gwarzo reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the present administration to the advancement of education in Kano and appealed for the cooperation of the citizens in elevating the standards of education both at the primary and secondary school levels.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Umar Haruna Doguwa, said the Ministry of Education had established committees to assess boarding schools that were closed by the former administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with a view to reopening them.