The Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has reiterated his administration’s commitment to revamping the educational sector, saying the continued flow of revenue from the federation account to the state will enable his administration to on monthly basis put up 10 blocks of classrooms in the state.
Masari recalled that successive administrations in the state have neglected the educational sector, which made them to be recording “200 to 300 pupils per class in the schools”.
The governor, who was speaking shortly after the pupils of various primary schools within Katsina metropolis conducted the cultural “Tashe” at Government House, Katsina, on Saturday, said his administration will continue to renovate and upgrade schools throughout the state.
He urged parents to show more interest in the educational development of their children, stating that there was need for parents to ensure that children attend schools instead of allowing them to be roaming the streets.
The governor, during the occasion, announced Hajj seats for the Head Teacher of Hamza Maigoro Memorial Primary School and the Education Secretary of Katsina Local Government respectively.
The Executive Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura, in his remarks, expressed gratitude to the governor for allowing the pupils on annual basis to be showcasing the culture of the people of the state through the Tashe by the pupils.