By Usman Gwadabe
Kano State Ministry of Education has secured over 400,000 text books for distribution to senior and junior secondary schools across the state.
Speaking during the distribution recently, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso disclosed that out of 404,731 text books, comprising of English, Mathematics, Basic Education and Basic Sciences, 108,151 copies would be distributed to senior secondary schools, while 296,580 copies to junior secondary schools respectively.
According to her, the distribution of the books will be in two batches, stressing that 202,365 copies, representing 50 per cent of the total number of the books, would be distributed as first batch.
A statement issued by Aliyu Yusuf, the Director Public Enlightenment of the Ministry, said the Permanent Secretary explained that administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has since its inception, prioritized education, hence the establishment of free and compulsory primary and post primary education policy in the state.
While revealing that the state government spent huge resources and funds to secure the books, she urged zonal directors and other school managers to ensure their proper utilization.
She also assured that the government would not relent in its efforts towards the development of education in the state.
In his remark, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Free and Compulsory Basic and Post Basic Education, Dr. Kabiru Shehu expressed determination of the state government in moving the education sector to a greater heights.
While saluting the ministry for the good initiative, he appealed to the zonal directors to be up and doing by not only ensuring fair distribution of the books, but also their proper utilization.