… Restates Commitment To Enhance Standard Of Quality Education
…Thanks President Buhari, Security Agencies For Fighting Insurgency
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has said that his administration has constructed and renovated over 300 schools and established six Model schools and seven Mega schools across the state.
While adding that, his administration is also committed to enhance quality education.
He made this known at the Yobe State Education Fund Raising held at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja
with the theme,” Revitalising Education in Yobe State”.
He also revealed that the state government had procured Text books and Laboratory Equipment worth N1 billion and supplied class and office furniture worth over N1 billion to create a conducive environment for learning and teaching in the schools.
Buni, however, stated that his administration had trained and retrained about 10,000 teachers to improve their capacity on teaching methodology to impart knowledge and skills efficiently and effectively.
According to him, “The state government is employing more qualified teachers to man the schools.
” This administration has also taken deliberate measures to enrich the school feeding programme and recently, we introduced chicken and eggs on the school menu to ensure that no student abandons school due to lack of feeding.
” Our investment in education in the last two years has paid off handsomely. Our students’ performances in national examinations have improved tremendously with more qualified candidates to exhaust the state’s admission quota in tertiary institutions.”
Buni also expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies for the commitment and resilience in fighting insurgency to give Yobe the desired peace and security to rebuild education.
Saying,” I also wish to appreciate the federal government, our development partners and the World Bank for supporting our efforts to revitalize education in Yobe state.
” However, the enormity of the task to rejuvenate education in the state is far beyond the traditional Treasury capacity of Yobe State, even as we put forward our best efforts.
” Consequent to this challenge, we decided to approach your good selves, our potential benefactors, through this education fund raising event to seek your support, in cashor in kind of endowment seed fund to an estimated value of N25 billion.
” This will go a long way to help us satisfactorily sustain the delivery of the work we have set out to achieve,” Buni said.
He further explained that the fund raising would enable the state develop and maintain high standard of education philosophy; education policy; legal, regulatory, and institutional arrangement in the Basic and Secondary Education sub sector.
He also said that the fund would help the state eliminate the problem of out-of-school children; maintain the highest standard of enrolment, attendance, and retention with special attention to girls’ education.
” The fund will also improve the adequacy in quality and quantity of teachers and para-teaching personnel among others.”
Also, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal, commended Buni for according priority attention to education and effort toward enhancing the quality of education in the state
The highpoint of the event was the donation of N1 billion to support Yobe education by the Chairman, Mangal Group and Chief Launcher, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal.
The Chairman Dangote Group of companies donated N350 million, Nigeria Governor’s Forum N350 million, Tahir Group of company N100 million and others.