Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the educational development of the state, according to a statement by a media aide of the governor, Mr. Maduabum.
In the statement released in Abuja recently, the governor said that the state government will soon embark on building of 40 model secondary schools across the state as part of its strategy to tackle the problem of high number of children who are out of school in the state.
”Pursuant to our policy of declaration of a state of emergency in education since 2015, when we first came on board, and in the current dispensation from 2019 to date, our budgetary allocation to education has never fallen below 26 per cent,” the statement added. ”The construction in 2016, of Model Government Secondary School, Balle in Gudu Local Government Area, hitherto the only Local Government Area without a Senior Secondary School in Nigeria, has set the standard.
Tanbuwal added that his administration’s desire to build 160 new primary and secondary schools in the state has has begun to materialize up to 50 per cent level, even as 1,500 Primary Schools and 180 Junior Secondary Schools have been renovated.
The governor added that the creation of the Agency for Girl-Child Education, by his administration, was a demonstration of his commitment to promotion of education of the girl-child in the state.