Yobe: Buni rolls out achievements in 5 years

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state have said over 4,000 teaching and non-teaching staff were recruited and already posted to various primary and secondary schools across the state. 

The governor who made this known on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Damaturu on some of the achievements recorded so far during the five years of his administration, said also 26,000 teachers were trained, retrained to enhance their capacities.

Represented by the Secretary to Yobe State Government, Alhaji Baba Mallam Wali, said through sustained school feeding programme and prompt payment of counterpart obligation as well as school tuition and examination fees for the state candidates studying nationwide and abroad, the state have been able to achieve massive increase in school enrolment and pursuance of education at all levels.

He noted that,the state have been also able to establish six new Model Schools,seven Mega Schools,nine new Government Girls Day Senior Secondary Schools, eight new co-education Government Day Senior Secondary Schools and additional one for boys across the State and One IDP School was also established in Buni-Yadi.

He revealed that all these were in addition to construction of new classes,laboratories, ICT centers,hostels and other vital structures as well as provision of teaching and learning materials to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions of learning for the attainment of conducive learning atmosphere for the  students and pupils respectively.

The Yobe governor further revealed that in order to achieve the state target of providing one functional primary healthcare center in each of the 178 electoral wards of the state, so far 140 have been completed and commissioned.

He said they also procured and launched 88 customized tricycle ambulances and distributed to the remote areas to ease movement of patients to the health centers.

The Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YSCHMA) was established and over 300,000 people including civil servants and other members of the general public have enrolled in the scheme.

He added that the scheme enabled patients to pay only 10% of the total cost of medication.