Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared that his administration will focus on free and compulsory education for all children in Kano as part of effort to improve the literacy level in the state.
“Social problems will grow if children don’t go to school so you can imagine the explosion we will have in our schools if every child is enrolled but it is worth it”, the governor stressed.
“The population is increasing, the awareness of education is increasing, the commitment of education is increasing and the disadvantage of lack of education is increasing, so every right thinking person must lay emphasis especially on higher education,” he noted.
The governor who made the assertion while receiving the Provost and management officers of Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi who paid him a visit, therefore called on management of the institution to increase the enrolment quota of the state from 60 percent to 80, considering the looming expansion of primary and secondary schools in the state.
Dr Ganduje said present administration is more concerned with technical education, pointing out that the essence is to make younger generation self reliant adding that the government would do its best to support the technical institution in view of its pivotal role in the training of technical teachers.
Earlier, the college provost, Professor Bashir Muhammad Fagge said they were in governor’s office to seek assistance from government to among other things, transfer some 10 units of staff houses to the college, provision of tarred access road to the institute, renovation of some burnt down hostels as well as paying compensation on the college’s permanent site.