Education

June 2, 2024

1st Anniversary: Gov. Yusuf to declare state of emergency on education Tuesday

Kano Education

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State

By Bashir Bello

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State is set to declare state of emergency on the education sector on Tuesday with the aim to expedite efforts to enhance the delivery of educational services and ensure quality education for all in the state.

The governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He quoted the governor saying the declaration is in fulfillment of one of his crucial campaign promises outlined in his document titled “My Commitment for Kano,” which was formulated and presented to the public in 2022, ahead of the 2023 elections.

“The declaration of a state of emergency in education is intended to hasten actions in delivering services to guarantee access to quality education for all in Kano.

“Concerned about the deteriorating state of the education sector, Governor Abba Yusuf is prepared to declare a state of emergency in education in order to expedite a comprehensive overhaul of the sector and propose a definitive solution to the current challenges in higher, secondary, and primary education.

“The forthcoming event will convene all pertinent stakeholders in the field of education, including development partners, state and federal agencies, as well as esteemed dignitaries such as the Minister of Education, governors from other states, members of the academic community, and representatives from the media,” the statement however reads.