Katsina Gov’t Distributes 8,000 Motorcycles To Teachers
Katsina State Government says it has distributed 8,000 motorcycles to teachers in primary and junior secondary schools across the 34 local government areas (LGAs) of the state.
Malam Lawal Buhari-Daura, Executive Chairman of the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this on Monday in Katsina while receiving the All Progressives Congress (APC) news online youths on an inspection visit.
Buhari-Daura said that the motorcycles would ease the movement of the teachers in order to provide pupils with the needed knowledge.
He said that additional 15 motorcycles and two vehicles were purchased by the board for school monitoring to cover the 34 LGAs of the state.
“This is part of the commitment of Gov. Aminu Bello-Masari on the education sector in the state. Education is the first, second and priority of his administration.
“Therefore, he has been cooperating with us in all areas to move the sector forward by providing our children with quality education,’’ he said.
On teachers’ welfare, the executive chairman said that the state was up to date on their promotion, salaries and others.
“On the salary, we normally pay them before 25th of every month, if not for the COVID-19 pandemic that forced us to pay at the month-end, and we pay full salary.
“When we assumed office, most of the schools in the state were not provided with the necessary learning facilities, especially furniture.
“But you can go to our schools now, from 2016 to date any class we construct or renovate, we ensure that we put furniture in them.
“Not only providing the structures and furniture, but we also provide some of the schools with generators, but even the students of special education also were not left behind,’’ he said.
Earlier in his remarks, Dr Tom Ohikere, leader of the team, said their visit was part of efforts to inspect and assess the impact of the Universal Basic Education Commission in the APC control states.
According to Ohikere, the team will also inspect 10 projects carried out by the state government and record them for documentary purposes.
He added that the team had earlier visited Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa states, adding that after Katsina, they would move to Kebbi for the same mission.
The team visited six schools in the city and planned to visit others across Funtua and Daura zones.
The team commended the efforts of the federal and state governments for their interventions in the education sector.