L-R: Ahmed Aliyu (Dep. Gov); Sultan
Sa’ad Abubakar, Gov. Tambuwal & Prof. Riskuwa Shehu
By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said the success or failure of his administration should be assessed by what he would achieve in the education sector.
Speaking at Government House on Tuesday during the inauguration of three committees that would implement the policies enunciated in the documents that announced the declaration of state of emergency in education, Tambuwal said the state was founded on the ideals of education.
Assuring that the recent negative statistics on education in the state should not be allowed to continue, the governor vowed to turn around the fortunes of education in Sokoto for the benefit of the future generation.
“To say the least, the story of education sector in this state is that of dilapidated school structures, inadequate schools and classrooms, lack of teaching and learning materials, low morale of teachers and educational administrators as well as lukewarm attitude of communities,” the Governor said.
The committees, which include State of Emergency Council, Technical Committee on State of Emergency and the School Feeding Committee, according to Tambuwal would develop realistic work-plan and budget based on sound technical managerial expertise, monitor implementation of approved plans with due diligence and efficiency and also develop modalities for rationalising, upgrading and streamlining education sector infrastructure, manpower and community development.
While the Governor himself will head the Emergency Council, Professor Riskuwa Shehu will head the Technical Committee and Mainassara Ahmed, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, will chair the School Feeding Committee.
The committees were given six weeks to present interim reports.
Posted by Abdallah el-kurebe