To further consolidate girl child education and women empowerment in modern time, the governor of Kano, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the establishment of Kano State Women College of Education (Technical), to re-engineer and prepare women for daily challenges of life.
"We want our women to compete with other women for them to develop excellently well. We need them to be part and parcel of our development, with the view to creating more spaces for them to contribute towards our growth and development as a state and the nation in general," he said.
He made this known when members of the Kano State College of Education and Preliminary Studies community paid him a courtesy visit at his office, Friday, under the Provost of the College, Dr Sunusi Yakubu Ahmad.
While assuring that, the proposed College would form part of strategies for critically empowering women as critical partners in developing our society and human development in particular.
"It is our belief in girl child education and our resolve to take women to the next level, among others that informed our decision to come up with this great and laudable objective of establishing College of Education specifically for women," Ganduje posits.
This idea of College for Women brings into limelight Ganduje administration's concern for women development, which he considers as an integral part of legacies he wants to leave behind after his second term in office.
He added that whenever he talks of education, "...what readily comes to my mind is human development human development human development. And we decided to take the College into the next level as we are doing the same for other educational institutions."
According to him, education without plan is planned to fail, insisting that, "That is why we always insist that, our education system must always be planned for it to develop very well. What we have just heard from the Provost about all the feats achieved in the College, were possible because we plan our education system."
Governor Ganduje promised to complete the construction of the College e-Library to further the quality of education among staff and students.
"Concerning the student who got near-blindness problem with his eyes in the College, an NCE II student, let me have his medical records and we will send him to any foreign country that excels in the treatment of human eyes. We shall take him to that country no matter what. Government will settle all his bills," governor promised.
On his part, the Provost of the College Dr Sunusi commended the governor on behalf of the College community, assuring the governor that, "Your Excellency this College gets so many achievements that were not seen in the College before. We have achieved a lot Sir. We are thankful for that Sir."
He thanked him for all the encouraging interventions done to the College since the coming of governor Ganduje from 2015 to date, "...which I am sure will continue in this second tenure. We are thankful Your Excellency."
On the results of the Interim Joint and Matriculation Board (IJMB) examination, Dr Ahmad reveals that the College got excellent results that were not recorded since the establishment of the institution.
He also presented an Award letter of intervention from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) which he collected recently from the Fund's headquarters, Abuja, on behalf of the governor.
Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor