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8 Days To Go: Katsina Governor Flags Off Construction Of 75 Schools

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has flagged off the construction of 75 junior and senior secondary schools across the 34 local government areas of the state under the World Bank through the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) and the state government.
Masari while speaking on Tuesday at the event said this is the first phase of the project.
He added that another set of 75 schools would also be constructed later.
He added that his administration’s target was to construct 150 schools, comprising 90 junior and 60 senior secondary schools, in order to positively touch the lives and well-being of the people of the state.
“One of the policy structures of the present administration, as contained in our restoration agenda, was the provision of qualitative education for the people of Katsina State.
“We thank Allah that, within the period of our stewardship, we were able to develop and turn around the education sector in the state.
“We rehabilitated and constructed many schools, and provided learning materials, aimed at providing conducive teaching and learning environment in the schools.
“We also recruited many qualified teachers, procured and distributed learning materials to schools and colleges in the state, in addition to the training of teachers,” he said.
Masari further stated that the provision of additional junior and senior secondary schools was to ensure access to qualitative education for children, who used to travel long distances to attend school.
According to him, when completed, the project will assist in addressing the challenges of transition from primary school through junior secondary school to senior secondary school.
“Even before the AGILE project, the present administration has established 68 junior secondary schools within some existing primary schools, two from each of the 34 local government areas.
“The idea was to test the efficacy of 100 per cent transition from primary schools to junior secondary schools.
“The result was amazing, as almost all primary school students in the pilot schools automatically transited to junior secondary schools,” he said.
According to the governor, the AGILE project will actualise the plans, beginning with the flag-off of the project.
Shehu said that the project came up after conducting a distance analysis to identify disadvantaged communities in terms of provision of learning materials.


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