By Augustine Aminu
The Kano state Government’s idea of uplifting the standard of education in the state has received a pat on the back by Global Peace Movement International (UK).
According to GPMI (UK), the plan to revive education by creating a conducive teaching and learning environment, has greatly encouraged people in Kano state and the nation.
After inspecting Ganduje’s developmental projects, GPMI (UK) unanimously commended Ganduje’s unrelenting commitment in moving education to greater heights in Kano State.
The President General of GPM (UK) Dr. Mike Uyi made the commendation at a press conference on Friday in REGENCY HYATT hotel, London.
According to him, Ganduje’s idea of uplifting the standard of education in the state deserves a pat on the back as such plans have created a conducive teaching and learning environment, thereby encouraging people in the state and the nation at large.
Uyi noted that some of the strategies and policies adopted has led to the tremendous achievement like the re-introduction of state school feeding of primary 1 to 3 by Community Promotion Council (CPC), creation of new Emirates.
“Others areas of achievement includes National Home Grown Feeding programme of primary 1 to 3, Global Partnership for Education/Nigeria Partnership for Education Project (GPE/NIPEP), provision of free school uniform by the state government and other philanthropists and advocacy as well as rigorous sensitisation by campaigns by the Ganduje administration”, Uyi noted.
He further stated that the intention to establish College of Education, (Technical) for Women by the Governor is considered as genuine policy pronouncement which will go a long way in boosting Girl child education in the state.
“Just recently about 200 primary school teachers who were rated high in their teaching ability were hugely rewarded by Ganduje’s administration. The teachers were presented with cheque of N100, 000 each”.
“Apart from this reward to teachers in the state, the governor also distributed N150 million worth of instructional materials to primary schools across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state”.
Uyi said to further consolidate the commitment of government to the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA), a UNICEF programme which aims at ensuring equitable access to basic education for out- of- school children, Ganduje’s efforts to ensure that his administration’s policy of free, compulsory basic and secondary education has made serious impact with the reduction of the data of out-of-school children in Kano from 1,306,106 to 410,873, from 2015 to 2019.
“Governor Ganduje is not only performing above expectation, but he takes the leading and the shining position to be the best governor in Nigeria”, Uyi added.
Uyi charge other governors in the country to emulate Ganduje’s style by ensuring that all necessary attention needed is accorded the educational sector which is the back bone of every nation.