Free Compulsory Education Set to Begin In Kaduna State




Kaduna State government has concluded plans to begin
enforcement of compulsory primary education across the
23 local government areas next month.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,
Prof. Andrew Nok who briefed Journalists on the activities
of the ministry, said the bill to enforce compulsory primary
education in the state has been passed into law and would
become effective in September.
He said, government came up with the law in order to
ensure that no one is deprived of basic education in the
State, “the law provides penalty to parent who refuse to
sent their children or ward to school.”
“Anybody who is caught given or receiving alms to
beggars, and parent who sends their children to school
would be dealt with by the law,” he said.
He added that the State government would get the Almajiri
children intergrated into the modern school system.
The commissioner also disclosed that a total of N2.2 billion
has been spent on the payment of 1,200 newly recruited
teachers in the State.
The commissioner said the delay in payment was to ensure
that all the newly recruited staff passed through proper
documentation to check the “ ghost worker syndrome.’’
Nok also pledged that 15 secondary schools would be
reactivated as boarding schools and equipped with
standard facilities across the 23 local government areas.
He said hostels, library, clinic, kitchen facilities, perimeter
fence and potable water would be provided to give the
schools a conducive environment for teaching and
learning.
15 schools to be reactivated as boarding institutions
included Queen Amina College, Kaduna, Government Girls
secondary School, Kawo; Government Technical College,
Malali and Barewa Collage, Zaria.
Others included Government College, Kagoro; Girls Science
Secondary School , Giwa; Rimi College, Zaria; Girls Science
School, Kwoi; Government Girls Secondary School , Soba,
Government college, Saminaka and Government College,
Kagoro.

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