Katsina gov’t acquires Kiddies International School for girls boarding
Katsina State government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari has recently acquired a private school in Katsina and converted it into girls’ boarding school capable of accommodating no fewer than 2000 students as part of the measures to combat the need for more girls’ secondary schools.
The private school acquired according to Katsina Post checks is Kiddies International School.
The Governor made this known while speaking during an interactive session with the executives of the Worl Bank led by Dr Tunde Adekola.
The Governor also expressed appreciation over the contributions of the World Bank in the area of education which tops his administration’s restoration agenda, revealed that, as from this year, the state would be creating at least 68 additional junior secondary schools every year to address the issue of transition from primary to secondary school.
Earlier, the World Bank’s senior education specialist, Thanh Mai said that the Katsina State may receive additional N20 billion to implement World Bank initiated Best Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA) Programme in addition to about $6 million so far disbursed to the state, Leadership reports.
According to her, the implementation agency would go round some states including Katsina between next month and March 2020 for spot check of the implementation before the release of the additional funding to the state.
She noted that the global apex bank had been collaborating with Katsina on the bank’s new project focusing on secondary education under its 10 million girls’ programme, otherwise known as the Adolescent Girls Project.
Mai said the current mission was really focused on what it would take to expand junior secondary and senior secondary learning opportunities to children in Katsina, adding that the exercise was a major challenge in the state with about 2700 primary schools but only 270 secondary schools.