By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano:
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reveals that the effort of his administration in revitalising the sector of education has made the State own Tertiary Institutions the best among their counterparts in the Country.
“It is also part of our effort to overhaul and revamp the education sector of the state which is in recognition of the role the sector plays in shaping the human capital of our future generations” Ganduje explained.
Ganduje made this known at the graduation ceremony of 798 Students of Professional Diploma in education (PDE) of Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies, held at the College’s convocation premises in the state capital.
The Governor represented by his Deputy Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said the present administration has recently adopted and implemented the policy of free and compulsory basic and post basic education aiming to make education accessible and affordable to all children in the State.
He said ” This policy is yielding positive and significant results as we have repositioned the Tertiary Institutions in the State by putting in place necessary machinery needed to make them ready and conducive in handling the influx of candidates to be produced due to the policy “.
Governor Ganduje announced that his administration had committed huge resources to ensure effective and smooth service delivery of the State owned institutions which resulted to the success recorded in the accreditation exercise of the programmes they offer.
Ganduje assured that Kano State Government would continue to work closely with key stakeholders and other relevant organisations to ensure mutual exchange of supports and ideas for the benefit of basic education in the state.
On teachers’ promotion, Ganduje said ” The Government has already completed arrangements for implementation of promotion of teachers in all local education authorities under SUBEB. It is the intention of this administration to continue to improve teachers’ welfare package, which we believe can enhance their performance.
” I am assuring the good people of the State that our administration will continue to come up with many projects and programmes that enhance the educational sector, and as well improve the socio-economic well-being of the teaming populace of the state “.
Dr. Ganduje therefore congratulated the Graduating Students for attaining the professional status and urged them to become good ambassadors of their institution and profession.
In her welcome remarks the State Commissioner for Higher Education Dr. Mariya Mahmud Bunkure said the occasion serves as a unique opportunity to witness the graduation and induction of the students into noble teaching profession.
She maintained that the occasion is part of the requirements of the professional Diploma in education programme put in place by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to promote excellence in teaching profession.
Bankure then congratulated the graduands for the great achievement and enjoined them to put what they have learnt into practice.
In his good will massage, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero commended the Management of Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies for organizing maiden Convocation which he described as the best of its kind in the history of the College.
Earlier in his remarks, the Provost of the College Prof. Balarabe Abubakar Jakada said the gathering was meant to celebrate and rejoice with 798 Graduands who have successfully completed a recognized, certified and approved programme on Professional Diploma in education.
Alhaji Dr. Aminu Dantata, former Governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Accountant General of the Federation Alhaji Ahmad Idris were presented with the award of excellence in appreciation of their contributions to the success of the College.