…As 3 win National Mathematics Competition
By Patrick O. Onu
Kano State Government has commenced distributions of joining instruction to 186,857 students through the 14 Education Zonal Inspectors across the 44 local government areas in the state.
Presenting the joining instructions to the Zonal Inspectors on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Education, Malam Sanusi Sa’idu Kiru said the students participated in the Common Entrance Examinations conducted in the state.
The commissioner said the students were already admitted to Junior Secondary Schools to begin classes by March 29, 2021.
According to him, 3,111 schools registered for the examination from the 44 local government areas of the state, revealing that no fewer than 186,857 students wrote the examination.
Out of the number, 98,254 were males, while 88,603 were females, noting that these students need 4,671 classes to be accommodated, at 40 students per class.
The commissioner noted thus: “We now have 3,722 classes and we need additional 949 classes for accommodation and the state government is committed to ensuring the provision of the classes. And also, I believe the Universal Basic Education (UBE) 2020 intervention will address the shortage of classes.”
Kiru warned the inspectors to avoid giving the joining instructions to other students that did not take part in the examination.
“We have digitised the admission process; therefore, we know the number, the names and also, the information of all the students to receive the joining instructions from each local government area.
“The ministry will begin to track the progress of the students from JSS1 to Senior Secondary (SS3), up to the time they are going to write their final exams.
“Therefore, we are going to make sure that no admission is diverted, because we can trace it through the students’ information in our database,” he stated.
The ministry equally, used the occasion to present the three female students who recently made the state proud by winning three Laurels in the just concluded National Mathematics Competition organised by the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Kiru disclosed this while receiving the students in his office, saying that all the three were from the state’s public schools.
The commissioner explained that the students succeeded in the competition from state level to zonal and up to national level where they all excelled to the delight of the ministry and the state.
He promised to facilitate meeting between the students and the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at a later date, saying that such would encourage them to do more and uplift the spirit of other students to work harder.
On their part, the students appreciated the state government for providing conducive atmosphere to excel and their parents for the support and encouragement.
The three students are; Bilkisu Hamza – GGSS – Rano Dawaki Gold Medal in Mathematics Amazon one Category; Safia Auwal Abdulmumuni – GGSS – Madobi, Silver Medal – Mathematics Amazon two Category and Humaira Yusuf – GGSS – Mairo Tijjani Kofar Nassarawa – Bronze in category three.