Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, Tuesday distributed employment offers to 7,500 newly recruited teachers across all the 44 local government areas of Kano.
Speaking at the ceremony, which attracted a cream of educationists and notable stakeholders held at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, Ganduje said the decision taken by his administration to employ thousands of school teachers was informed by the need to make the education sector in the state vibrant and formidable in line with the avowed concept of free and compulsory education.
He pointed out that according a discernible human face to education is one of the major cardinal thrusts of his administration, adding that his administration had also chosen to accord top priority to the sector by allocating substantial chunk of the year 2020 budget to the sector for free and compulsory education to be vibrant.
He said, “We are here today to launch this distribution of employment offers to 7,500 to the newly recruited teachers, as a clear and unalloyed commitment of our administration to move forward in the area of free and compulsory education. We have no doubt in our mind that those we graciously employed would really live up to their billing”.
“We have an unfettered confidence in you that you would strongly strive to defend this noble objected by proving your worth as formidable education givers. since we came on board, we have realized the fact that with the education sector on a bad footing, nothing can be achieved in making other spheres of human endeavour functional” he added.
“People have great expectation on you at a time when the state is struggling to put a formidable educational mechanism in place in line with the concept designed by the Buhari administration on making the education sector viable. We have also strengthened the levers of schooling feeding programme to pupils with the aim of cutting every strata in the society judging from the level of progress we have achieved so far, we are really convinced that we have made considerable inroad,” he said.