President has improved education and will do more – Sardauna of Kano

By Post Nigeria December 29, 2014 12:14

President has improved education and will do more – Sardauna of Kano

The Sardauna of Kano and Minister of Education – Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has revealed plans by the Federal Government to establish more polytechnics and Colleges of Education in states where there are no such institutions.

The Minister said that as part of efforts to give the youth the opportunity to access quality education, the government has sponsored over 60, 000 university lecturers to study abroad, established 8 more federal universities, 6 Polytechnics, 4 Federal Colleges of Education, 49 female boarding secondary schools to boost girl-child education in the country and created 127 tsangaya primary schools in northern Nigeria.

The minister disclosed this in an interactive session with journalists in Kano.

Shekarau said “It is the intention of President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that each state in the country has a Federal polytechnic and a College of Education.

“Mr President has two main focuses in the education sector: to increase access and improve the quality of education at all levels.’’

Shekarau added that in light of these objectives, large numbers of students are currently undergoing various programmes in different tertiary institutions across the country.

He reiterated the Government’s continuous desire to pay attention to the sector in order to improve the socio-economic status of the people.

“Education is the bedrock of any socio-economic and political development, hence we need to equip our educational institutions with up-to-date infrastructure and relevant text books to improve the quality’’, he said.