By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Kaduna State Government has said that it has not closed down any school in the state due to insecurity, but shifted some students to neighboring schools to continue with their studies until the security situation improves in those areas.
Education Commissioner, Dr. Shehu Usman Mohammed stated this at the 27th and 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Zaria Education Development Association (ZEDA) held at its secretariat in Zaria on Saturday.
The commissioner who represented Governor Nasir el-Rufai said that due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, implementation of education suffered and it affected the running of schools last year.
He announced the establishment of a school for talented students who excel at the primary school level in-order to mentor them as future assets for the state.
Governor el-Rufai said they will join hands with ZEDA in scouting the talents from primary schools and assured them that there will be collaboration between the state and ZEDA .
In his remarks, the Special Guest of Honour, Director General NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh promised to give 10 scholarships to deserving youth between ages 18 to 25 with the minimum requirement to study at degree level.
In his speech, the grand patron of ZEDA, His Royal Highness, the Emir of Zazzau, Alh. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli expressed appreciation with the infrastructural development at the ZEDA secretariat.
Emir Bamalli said the serious challenges and problems the association is now facing is execution of programmes and projects such as the remedial programme, vocation training, as well as the indigent scholarship scheme.
He said the issue of funding which is the bedrock of all the activities and programmes will be solved through getting local and international funding.