We Spent N10bn In Education, Says Masari

Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari has said that his
administration spent about N10 billion so far on education.

The governor who stated this at the Maiden Matriculation Ceremony of
Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management on Thursday,
added that his passion is to improve the standard of education in the
state.

“That is why I have given an undivided attention to anything that
would advance the boundaries of the education sector in the state. For
years, Katsina is known to be the torch bearer of education in the
northern part of Nigeria.”

“The evidence of this truism is the fact that most of the first,
second and, even third generation leaders from the North had their
secondary education in Katsina. Several of them were at the famous
Katsina Teachers College, now known as Barewa Collage in Zaria,”
Masari said.

According to the governor, bringing back Katsina’s lost glory in
education is not impossible adding that his administration has pulled
out all the stops to ensure that nothing but 100% attention is given
to the sector, especially at the foundation level.

“This is why we have to spent no less than N10 billion and counting,
in the repair, rehabilitation and expansion of primary and secondary
schools. We did not include the amount expended on the payment of
teachers salary as and when due, prompt payment of pension and
gratuity of retired teachers, promotion of teachers and recruitment of
more teachers to bridge the acute deficit in teaching staff faced in
the state,” the governor added.

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