Monday, February 6, 2017 5:41 pm
The Sokoto State Government on Monday assured of its commitment to provide quality education in rural areas of the state.
The State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Jabbi Kilgori, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.
Kilgori said that the state government had given priority to education in the 2017 budget, adding that education was the foundation of development.
“Education being the bedrock of every societal development, deserves the best of what can be obtained anywhere in the world.
“As such, the state government declared a state of emergency and prioritised education in its 2017 budget.
“The impact of the state of emergency on education had already been felt as a lot had been achieved in the sector in 2016,” he said.
He explained that the state government had made extraordinary efforts to provide greater learning opportunities for children in the state.
Kilgori said that the government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with USAID to improve primary education in the state.
The commissioner explained that USAID had implemented two activities in support of the state’s efforts to improve the education sector.
He listed the efforts made as the Northern Education Initiative Plus and the Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development among others.