Posted by News Express | 4 November 2019 | 701 times
Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano State on Sunday donated cash worth hundreds of thousands of Naira and food items to 1000 Islamic teachers drawn from 1000 Tsangaya schools across the state as part of his effort to ensure that Kano records zero out-of-school children.
Speaking during the launching of Support for Integrated Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools held at the Open Theartre, Kano Government House, Ganduje said the gesture was part of his free and compulsory basic and secondary education programme.
Ganduje who expressed gratitude to development partners such as the DFID, World Bank and the UNICEF, pointed out that, “it is, therefore, with utmost sense of humility and gratitude to God that we launch the Islamiyya School Support programme by donation of food items and cash to 1000 Alaramas who are from 1000 Tsangaya schools across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.”
Ganduje particularly expressed gratitude to UNICEF for offering school improvement grant of N105 million to Qu’ranic schools in the state.
According to him, “the presentation of symbolic cheques of N250, 000 UNICEF grant to each of the 10 out of the 440 Islammiyya Schools in the state is commendable.
“I wish to, therefore, pray to Allah to grant us the wherewhital to accomplish our goals and objectives of educating our people so that the present and future generation will reap the benefits of our modest efforts, Insha Allah.”
Ganduje added that, “at this juncture, I will like to express sincere gratitude to our development partners–the DFID, the World Bank; and in particular, the UNICEF that has exemplified tremendous goodwill by providing a grant of N105 million to support 420 Qu’ranic schools in Kano.
“This grant is in the sum of N250, 000 each to community-based management Committees. UNICEF is also partnering with us in the on-going census of the out-of-school children across the 44 Local Government Area of Kano state.”
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