By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
Katsina State Government has earmarked five hundred and eighty (580) million Naira for structural security in all boarding secondary schools in the state, the Commissioner of Education, Professor Badamasi Charanchi has said.
Speaking in his office while receiving principal officers of Katsina State Children Parliament.
Professor Charanchi said kidnapping of school children has became a fashion by kidnappers In the country hence the need to take appropriate measures to ensure safety at boarding schools across the state.
He explained that, “Day system were open but boarding closed and presently 1.9 million children are attending various junior and senior secondary schools in the state.
“We have to strategize on physical, personal and educational securities as well as prayers before reopening of the boarding schools,”
Professor Badamasi Charanchi also listed construction of watch towers, parameter and hostels walls fencing in every boarding secondary school as part of measures and conditions for reopening boarding schools in the state.
He assured that, boarding girls secondary schools would soon resume,.pointing out that, all teachers of boarding secondary schools have been distributed to various schools as pilot studies.
He further assured that, the Masari-led administration was doing all necessary arrangements for reopening of all boarding secondary schools, stressing that, 86 per cent of students who sat for the last final examinations in government secondary schools across Katsina State recorded five credits and above, including in Mathematics and English language.
“Governor Aminu Bello Masari will continue to support you to become leaders in the state and beyond,” Professor Badamasi Charanchi said.
Speaking earlier, house leader of the Katsina state Children’s Parliament, A’isha Idris Nakano expressed gratitude to the state ministry of education for its efforts in ensuing success of education in the state.
She said Katsina State Children’s Parliament has representation from all the 34 local government areas of the state. saying that, the present House was the fourth Assembly.
She stressed that, the Child Protection Bill was a known a law in the state and there are many clauses in the law which gives children privileges to seek for education in any part of the state.
Consequently, A’isha Idris Maikano reiterated the need for support and assistance to form a committee with the ministry to fashion out how children in the state would be placed approximately and ensuring quality of education in the state.