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Masari Unveils Plans To Open160 New Schools In Katsina

Masari Unveils Plans To Open160 New Schools In Katsina

Masari Unveils Plans To Open160 New Schools In Katsina

Masari Unveils Plans To Open160 New Schools In Katsina

On Thursday, Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari announced that the state’s government would soon open no fewer than 160 new secondary schools.

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He also said that the state would shortly provide 578 junior and senior secondary schools in the state money totaling over N2 billion.

He made this announcement at the start of the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment project’s $5,092,000 (N2,113,180,000) School Improvement Grant disbursement to all junior and senior secondary schools in the state through the School-Based Management Committees.

The Governor explained that the project was being implemented after the fulfillment of certain conditions as agreed between the state and the World Bank as part of plans to strengthen community support and ownership of schools.

He urged all the SBMC members to ensure judicious utilization of the grants, declaring, “Our plan (is) to gradually hand over some aspects of schools management to communities.”

Masari Unveils Plans To Open160 New Schools In Katsina

Governor Masari assured that construction work would soon begin on the 160 new secondary schools to be constructed through the AGILE project.

He added that the project would increase children’s access to education.

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The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Badamasi Charanchi, in his remarks at the occasion, revealed that the academic performance of secondary school students in the state had improved following the provision of teachers, learning materials and infrastructure, among others, to schools in the state.

“From 2007 to 2014, the performance of secondary school students at SSCE stood at only 19 percent; that is out of 417,576 candidates that sat for SSCE, only 79,044 (19 percent) obtained five credits and above in any subject.

“During Governor Aminu Masari led administration from 2015 to 2021, a total of 475,988 candidates sat for SSCE out of which 354,610 (74.49 percent) scored five credits and above in any subject. This is unprecedented,” he declared.


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