My administration spent over N10bn on Primary school furniture – Gov Masari
The Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari said that his administration has so far spent over N10 billion in the area of rehabilitation and construction of school furniture for primary education alone.
The Governor made this claim in an interview with Daily Trust when he was asked about his major achievements in his five years at the helm of affairs of the state.
“Well, when we came in, we did so with a restoration agenda and we anchored it on education, health, agriculture, water supply, security and other infrastructure.
“And we promised that we will raise the budgetary provision in education to nothing less than 20 per cent, which we did up till this moment. Likewise, we raised the provision for health up to 10 per cent.
“Within the last five years, with the contribution of SUBEB, UBEC, with the contribution of the state government, we have expended more than N10 billion in the area of rehabilitation and construction of school furniture for primary education alone.
“And we have so far rehabilitated most of our secondary schools and constructed more day secondary schools in order to depopulate our schools because we had classes of more then 300 students both in primary and secondary schools.
“And we have recruited teachers, for both primary and secondary, on fulltime employment, we have recruited more than 5,000 teachers. And now, we have introduced our own S-Power in which we recruited 5,000 NCE and diploma holders in education, paying them a stipend of N20,000 per month. And also for the graduate, we recruited 2,500 paying them N25, 000 all in order to boost our teaching capacity”, he said.