Impressed by the giant strides in education sector in Kano under Abdullahi Umar Ganduje's administration, France through French Ambassador, His Excellency
Jerome Pasquier, promises to link the state with other global bodies for opportunities to help the state in the sector.
During a special visit, the governor paid to the Ambassador, in Abuja, Tuesday, to brief the Ambassador about steps Kano takes in improving the quality of education in the state, from basic to tertiary level, smiles were all over the face of the Ambassador, assuring that they were all aware about feats achieved by the state in the sector.
"Because of the giant strides in the education sector in Kano under His Excellency Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, which we have been following, we should always give special treatment to Kano," Ambassador reveals.
His Excellency Pasquier of France assured that the Embassy would at the same time talk to other global bodies for the needed and immediate intervention for Kano in the area of education.
Adding that, "Kano is doing very well. And the achievements are there for all to see. So we are planning to link you up with other global bodies for other opportunities to help your state in the education sector."
He was moved when governor Ganduje briefed him about his plan on free and compulsory primary and post primary education, coupled with other educational programmes the state has over the years and newly initiated ones.
At whatever level governor Ganduje spoke, the Ambassador maintained having some knowledge about the development, emphasising that, "Other states should copy from Kano. These are feats that a state should not afford to lose."
A special invitation for educational visit to France was extended to the governor, as another platform to show how encouraging the Embassy feels about Ganduje's strides in the sector.
"We are inviting you to France Your Excellency in your convenient time before the year runs out. When in France, you would be able to visit the students you sent to our country, in their universities.
I think so far, under the education agreement we reached, we have about 40 teachers drawn from Kano tertiary institutions, some of which have completed their Second Degrees. While some are undergoing their PhD programmes in different fields," Ambassador discloses.
While assuring that, France is always interested in developing education sector in the country, Ambassador Pasquier, encourages that, his country would always be ready to give helping hand to Kano for educational development.
In his remarks, governor Ganduje thanked France for her timely intervention in the areas of water supply and education, which he described as superb and encouraging.
He briefed them about the upcoming Summit his state organises on finding ways and strategies to successfully implement free and compulsory primary and post primary education policy, recently pronounced by the governor.
"Our state is up and doing in integrating the Almajiri school and other public schools. Particularly in the areas of English and Mathematics. A committee has already been put in place to look into how best we can do this gigantic programme," Ganduje said.
Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor