Sokoto, Niger Rep To Set Up Joint Schools for English, French Languages


By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has announced that the state government would, in collaboration with the government of Niger Republic, establish a cluster of new schools that would be ran to teach English and French languages.

Speaking after he attended the inauguration of President Mahamadou Issouffou in Niamey, the Niger capital, Tambuwal said the schools would be established in border towns with the first, to be sited before the end of this year, in Gudu LGA of Sokoto state.‎

“The schools will promote cultural ties between the two governments and will train new set of students that will be proficient in both English and French,” the Governor said.

Observing that the people of Sokoto had long cultural and historical ties with its neighbours across the border, Tambuwal added that his administration would introduce wide ranging policies that would enhance the ties.

While restating the determination of his administration to raise the standard of education in the state, the governor said the state of emergency recently declared in the sector in December last year, had made appreciable impact and its benefit would be felt for a long time.