By Hassan Muhammad
The Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero has assured support of his Emirate towards the realization of the success of the state government’s policy of Free and Compulsory Education.
He gave the assurance when he received the state Commissioner of Education and his management staff on courtesy visit in his palace.
The Emir saluted the courage by the state government for enacting a law on Free and Compulsory Education, calling on all and sundry to join hands in supporting the state education sector as government alone could not shoulder it.
Alhaji Bayero therefore, appealed to the ministry to do more in ensuring that the quality of teachers is maintained through training and retraining.
He further advised for the provision of teaching and learning aids as well as frequent provision of infrastructure in our schools, maintaining that doing so would facilitate good learning environment.
Bayero also called on the ministry to include vocational trainings in the curriculum of the schools across the state as the gesture would assist the students to be productive in the society.
In the same vein, the Emir has attributed the perpetration of Almajiri schools largely to culture, but not total poverty, calling for the reverse of the trend for a better society.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru had told the Emir that he was at the palace to pay homage as well as to intimate him on the issue of free and compulsory education law.
The commissioner disclosed that traditional institutions have vital role to play in the success of the law, hence the need for their support.
The commissioner revealed that the ministry has done so much in the transformation of the Tsangaya system of education in the state, stressing that more would be done in that direction, as disclosed by Aliyu Yusuf, the spokesman of the ministry and made available to The Triumph, yesterday.