Education: Kebbi Governor declares a state of emergency

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[Kebbi]–The Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, has declared his intention to declare a state of emergency in the education sector of the state.

He made this declaration following the low number of applicants in this year’s Federal Government Colleges examination application.

In a meeting with the Kebbi Development Forum (KDF), an NGO in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday, the Givernor said that education is the bedrock of development hence the resolve of his administration to rejuvenate the sector and that the new policy would improve teaching and learning in the state.

It would be recalled that out of the 78,378 pupils that participated in the recent 2017 National Common Entrance Examination, to book places in unity colleges, Kebbi had the least number of candidates.

It had 63, a sharp contrast with Lagos which had 24,816 candidates.

Bagudu, who decried the low standard of education in the state, said his administration would work with stakeholders to transform the sector, adding, “We would improve upon the human capacity problems in all levels of education”.

He said he would constitute a stakeholders’ “consensus committee’’ on education.

He added that his administration would recruit more teachers, provide equipment to schools and improve teachers’ welfare.

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