Free and Compulsory Education - KNSG inducted 600 Newly Employed BESDA Teachers

Posted by:Abubakar Dundu

  In its committed resolve to provide Free and Compulsory Basiv and Secondary Education in Kano State, the administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has today presented letters of appointment to 600 teachers that would teach Arithmetics and English Literature in 55 selected Tsangaya schools in Kano.

In his address at the the occasion, Governor  Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was represented by the Head of Service, Dr. Kabiru Shehu, noted that Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) is a World Bank supported project focusing on enhancing literacy amongst school age children, controlling the menace of out of school children, promoting girl child education as well as integration of Tsangaya/Almajiri schools into the conventional system of education.

Dr. Kabiru Shehu added that, "this is a pilot project starting with 55 Tsangaya schools and 400/Alarammas benefited with an incentive from Khadimul Islam, the Executive Governor of Kano State".

Two different committees were inaugurated, one for the integration of out of school children back to school and the other to designe a curriculum for the subjects to be taught in the Tsangaya schools other than Arithmetic and English literature.

Dr. Kabiru Shehu further disclosed that, the Government would also undertake general renovation of dilapidated structures in all the schools in Kano so as to provide good atmosphere for teaching and learning. 

'Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is ready to spend any amount of money for the sustainability of this gigantic project to ensure all school age children are adequately educated', Dr Shehu said.