By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, on Thursday said that the state is poised at ensuring that primary education is boosted to ensure every child is enrolled into school.
Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, expressed this when she received a delegation from Teach For Nigeria who came on a courtesy visit to Government House in Kaduna.
The Deputy Governor, thanked them for their efforts to ensure quality education is impacted into the lives of children as human capital.
She noted their promise of making schools standard..
“In the year 2020 it will be mandatory for every child to go to school, the Governor has mandated free education for every child,” she said.
She emphasised on Sir Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship, programme which she stressed is aimed at providing opportunities for the younger ones to express themselves through various programmes.
“It is disheartening when you see children who are supposed to be in school roaming about the streets, the state government will do all it could to ensure every child has access to education in the state,” she assured.
In a remark, the leader of the Teach For Nigeria delegation, Gbenga Oyebode (SAN), said, Teach For Nigeria, is all about education and leadership from neighborhood school, adding that they have been supporting education reforms in Kaduna State.
According to him, the benefits of the Programme are not just teaching experience but the leadership roles to be established, assuring that they will be committed to increasing the numbers.
“The successful roles is a signal to move the northern states by assisting their children to enrol in schools,” he said.
He commended the state government for being the first in Northern Nigerian to give Teach For Nigeria, a chance and leadership to serve in the state.
Teach For Nigeria, was a journey started in 2018, the organisation has met with Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, both sides agreed to strengthen the partnership to improve standards in education.