Governor Masari revealed the actual number of classes, teachers Katsina needs
The Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has announced a deficit of 16,000 classrooms in primary schools across the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari was speaking when he received the World Bank Mission on the Nigeria Education Project, Mr Adekola who paid him a courtesy visit at government house, Katsina.
The Governor also announced a 13,000 teachers deficit in primary schools in the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari explained that the problems made the current APC administration in the state to initiate S- Power programme and hoped to recruit 5,000 teachers to reduce the deficit this year.
The Governor expressed the hope that future release of funds to states by the world bank and other development partners would be dependent on improvements noticed in increased in provision of additional classrooms, teaching aids and teachers.
He expressed the resolve of the administration to continue partnering with relevant stakeholders to improve retention of school going pupils and recording more enrollment to reduce out of school children in the state.
He spoke at length on the role expected to be played by parents to educate the citizenry.
Earlier, the Task Team Leader of the World Bank Mission ,Mr Adekola told the Governor that he was impressed with the giant strides towards boosting girl child education in the state.
Mr Adekola particularly commended Governor Masari for the release of 140 million naira by his administration for the purchase of teaching aids in schools.
He announced that a new scheme, which will commence this year and end in the next five years.
The World Bank Task Team Leader prayed for more support and cooperation to educate the citizenry.