Education Will Free From Now For Kano – Declares KanoPosted: January 8, 2014
“In our collective resolve to drive a knowledge base economy, government has already concluded arrangement to adopt a free education for all indigene at all levels: primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state”, declared Kano state Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso recently. Kano has always been in news for social turbulence. Suffering from various complications this Nigerian state is among the low rated places suffering from educational backwardness for a long time. Observing the poor enrollment tendencies in the state, Governor Kwankwaso has decided to take some important initiatives welcoming a knowledge-based economy.
Activating Education For All Is The Primary Target!
Shedding light on the budget proposals of 2014 that was held of late at Audu Bako Secretariat, Kano, Kano State Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Yusuf Bello Dambatta made it clear that the declaration regarding free education is an idea to accomplish Governor Kwankwaso’s mission for mass education at all levels in the state. The Governor added that “this is in addition to sponsoring of Kano indigenes to pursue their various degree programmes locally and internationally”, pointing out that the commencement of the free education for all Kano state indigenes from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions starting from the new academic session in 2014.”
It’s A Well-Planned Project That Deserves Success…
Predicting it would be an expensive attempt and to ascertain effective execution of the new programme, the Education sector has received the largest share of the sectoral allocation of more than N20billion with Ministry of Education N15.22billion and its ministry for Higher Education counterpart got N5.61billion. The list of policy programmes for 2014 fiscal year that focuses on educational development of the state includes more programmes like, N6.5 billion for the continuation work at Schools for Islamic Studies in each of the 44 LGAs. According to Kwankwaso announcement, an amount of N2 billion has been kept separately for the continuation of 44 Technical Schools one in each LGAs; adding that N241 million has equally been earmarked for the procurement of 15 mobile computing solar powered container box.
Governor Kwankwaso is immensely hopeful about the new plans and expects ninety percent successful completion of the project by this year. Governor Kwankwaso said that he is optimistic and believes that, 2014 budget of consolidation will not only consolidate the government’s development efforts but will ensure prudence and efficiency in its expenditure programmes. He has also promised to accomplish his targets using limited resources but achieve maximum impact. Governor Kwankwaso is expecting effective performance, transparency and accountability from Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the discharge of their functions.
It’s a giant step for sure. Most of the countries from developing region have been under constant threat of poverty, violence and political malice. Lack of transparency and innovation in administrative actions has been postponing their growth since years. Governor Kwankwaso’s mission to make education free for all is a landmark attempt as experts think that education is the key to development.