By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that the disengaged teachers will be paid their benefits by the local government councils from their share of proceeds of the latest Paris Club refunds.
He stated this at the 26th Annual General Meeting of ZEDA held at the Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar Assembly Hall, Barewa College Zaria.
Representated by the Permanent Secretary Cabinet Affairs And Special Duties, Alh. Mansur Adamu said the state government have taken decisive action, faced down vested interests and devoted resources to improve public education.
According to him, one of the first steps he took as the Government was to ensure that Basic Education is truly free in Kaduna state public schools for girls is free all through the first twelve years of school, up to the completion of senior secondary school.
“By abolishing hidden fees and levies, govt save parents over N3b every year and the performance of the 15.000 students mostly girls using tablets will be compared with t&ose taught with more traditional methods going forward.
Governor Nasiru said there is still a lot to do restore public education to the lofty standards of the past and to incline it to meet the demands of a new age.
In her remarks the Chairman of the occasion Justice Rahila Cudjoe former Chief Judge Kaduna State acknowledged the success recorded by ZEDA on improving the education in the state which testified that Kaduna State is the center of learning.
She charged ZEDA to keep the flag flying in the educational development of the society.
Justice Cudjoe promised to sponsor a competition in the coming year as part of her contribution towards educational development among students of secondary schools.
In his message, the Grand Patron and the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris has called on all levels to continue to support community based efforts like that of ZEDA and it’s likes to ensure bright future for our younger generation.
Also the chairman BOT, Professor Idris Abdulkadir said ZEDA model primary and secondary schools have taken off successfully with no major challenges.
Prizes were distributed to the victorious schools at various competitions.