Leadership (Abuja)

11 February 2013

Nigeria: We Will Make Education Accessible to All, - Kwankwaso

Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State has vowed to ensure that everybody in the state has easy access to qualitative education.

A statement issued by his Spokesman, Malam Halilu Dantiye, announced this on Monday in Kano.

It said that Kwankwaso was speaking during an unscheduled inspection visit to the newly-constructed Janbaki Girls' College, Bela, Ungoggo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement revealed that the governor had directed that all pupils that passed the Common Entrance Examination should secure a place in a public secondary schools in the state.

Kwankwaso said it was the cardinal principle of his administration to make education readily-accessible to the people in the state.

He said that the Janbaki Girls College was one of the four secondary schools established by his government in the past one and half years to accommodate the teeming students of the state.

The governor, who assured that more classes were being constructed in public schools in the state, also directed the contractor handling the project to complete it before the next academic session.

According to the statement, Alhaji Tajudeen Gambo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, conducted the governor round the school.

Gambo disclosed that the college had two hostels which could accommodate about 800 students and 20 classrooms as well as laboratories, a library, an administrative block and staff quarters. NAN

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