Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has explained that his administration has earmarked $15 billion as part of his effort to foster educational development to overcome the challenges inherited in the sector.
He was speaking at the 1st graduation ceremony of the Sultan Saad Abubakar Primary, Islamiyya, and Secondary Schools in Miya community of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state. He said
Fifteen billion naira are reserved for the execution of various projects aimed at repositioning the state education system.
Bala said the state has also fulfilled all the requirements for accessing a number of intervention projects from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) as part of its efforts to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state.
While commending His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, for his outstanding performance, humility, and commitment to discharging responsibilities as the Amirul Mu’minun, Mohammed called for support and collaboration with critical stakeholders to tackle the scourge of out-of-school children.
He appreciated the Sultan for working to propagate Islamic knowledge, pledging to provide the school with necessary assistance, among which a modern functional laboratory to champion learning opportunities.
He commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, for adopting the school and charged others to emulate his exemplary leadership.
Responding, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, commended Mohammed’s foresight and for coming up with the recent Bauchi Education Summit, which, according to him, will go a long way in addressing challenges facing society.
Sultan Abubakar stressed the need for the government and parents to prioritize girl-child education to bridge the education gap in the northern parts of the country.
The principal of the school, Abdulbaki Umar, said that with the support of the Sultan and Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, the school has achieved tremendous success in areas of student enrollment and infrastructural development.
The event featured a presentation of prices to outstanding teachers and students, a recitation of the holy Quran, and entertainment.