‘Insufficient Funds Delaying Education Development In Katsina’ Says Commissioner

'Insufficient Funds Delaying Education Development In Katsina' Says Commissioner

‘Insufficient Funds Delaying Education Development In Katsina’ Says Commissioner

‘Insufficient Funds Delaying Education Development In Katsina’ Says Commissioner

Since the beginning of Governor Aminu Masari’s administration, the Katsina State Government has claimed that a lack of funding has significantly slowed the development of some areas of the education system.

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Prof. Badamasi Lawal, the state’s commissioner for education, said this while speaking to reporters on Monday in his office. He claimed that the problem had affected every sector.

The commissioner noted that the government couldn’t handle everything at once as he spoke to reporters about certain crumbling school buildings.

According to him, with the shortage of funds, the state government had done a lot in terms of schools, partial renovation, full rehabilitation and construction of new ones.

‘Insufficient Funds Delaying Education Development In Katsina’ Says Commissioner

Be said, “Despite the shortage of funds this government found itself, almost every other structure was dilapidated when the government came on board in 2015.

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“But I am happy to say, look at the enormous development this government brought in education, before you look at the other side where it’s still waiting.

“We know it is waiting, it is not a hidden thing. We can not go round at the same time because of the shortage of funds.

“But I assure you, if you go through our records, you will find this evidence.”

He added, “If you go round to areas where this government did work from 2015 to date, you will witness a number of schools that have been either totally or partially renovated across the state.

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“These are some of the developments or key indicators that would show that Katsina State under Gov. Masari, has done very well in its own resources.

“Of course, there are so many areas where you will meet problems. But let me start with the achievements we made so far within this period.

‘Insufficient Funds Delaying Education Development In Katsina’ Says Commissioner

“Let me say infrastructure, when you go across these three senatorial zones in the state, we have constructed seven new schools.

“We have also partially renovated many schools – fully renovated over 57 across the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.

“Look at this, we have 560 secondary schools in the state. So look at it, what comes to Katsina is the only thing we can do.

“We thank God, at the end of the day you can now see the impact of this. We know, even by budgeting, because you cannot spend money by budgeting.

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“Whatever we budgeted for, not up to 40 percent of that money comes to Katsina. Since from the budget you can see the deficit.”

Prof. Lawal explained that whatever the government of Governor Masari intends to do can only be achieved when there is money.

The commissioner said that supposing the government had enough money, it would have done more.

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