In his determination to ensure accessible, quality and affordable education in the state, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Wednesday, showed up at the headquarters of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and venue of the ongoing teachers’ verification exercise.
Zulum stated, during the visit, that Borno State Government will not accept the services of unqualified teachers in primary schools across the state.
Addressing members of the verification Committee, the Governor reiterated: “this morning we have inspected primary schools within the metropolis; I have constituted a committee few months ago and have examined the structures. Insha Allah, we will provide all the necessary infrastructures at our primary schools, but the most important thing is the teachers. If you cannot have qualified teachers in the primary schools, I think all the facelift and the rehabilitation are exercise in futility.”
Furthermore he stated: “We will give greater priority to the best kind of teachers in our primary schools, if the foundation is weak, there is no way the Secondary and tertiary education in the state will be sound. The quality of pupils in the primary schools determine our output in secondary schools”, he said.
Speaking further he said: “The major reason our students in secondary schools cannot obtain credits is because they don’t have the requisite training at the primary school level. This administration will give all the necessary support to you to be able to discharge your duties. We will examine your report at the end of the exercise, those we feel should be allowed to go on training, we can train them.”
Governor Zulum also addressed a number of teachers from Damboa Local Government Area who turned out for the verification. He assured them of their welfare and improved working atmosphere for teaching and learning.
“We shall, insha Allah, provide accommodation for teachers, give them loans and improve teachers welfare. But how can we do that? We have to get the system right, our teachers should be qualified and genuine.” Zulum said.
Nasarawa State Varsity Gets N7m To Fight Covid-19, Says VC.
The Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed has said that the state government has supported the institution with N7million to purchase Personal Protection Equipment( PPE) in order to contain the spread of corona virus in the institution as students resumed.
Bala Mohammed made this known when the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology visited the school to assess the institution’s level of preparedness over school resumption.
The vice chancellor said that the institution has purchased thermometers, hand washing facilities, face masks among others in order to curtail the spread of the virus.
According to him, we have instructed that no face mask no entry into the school environment as we have taken the measure in order to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
” I want to commend you for being up and doing in improving on the standard of education in the state.
” You are active and committed to the development of the education sector in the state.
” Government has fumigated all of our faculties and our health staff have been trained on COVID-19.prevention.
” The state government has supported us with N7million to purchase Personal Protection Equipment( PPE) ,” he said.
Bala Mohammed also said the state Chairman on COVID-19, who is the Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe has approved the establishment of Isolation and testing centres in the institution.
The vice chancellor has assured of the management’s readiness to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols by students, staff and other visitors coming to the school.
Earlier, Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi said that they were in the institution to assess its level of preparedness on re-opening of the institution amidst second wave of coronavirus.
Ogazi, who is the Deputy Majority Leader of the House said that the Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi has tasked the committee to visit schools in order to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
” It was in view of that the committee cut short its recess to visit schools in order to assess the level of preparedness on schools re-opening,” he said.
Ogazi commended the management of the institution for providing thermometers, hand washing among others at the entry of the school, hostels and classes as well as offices and called for its sustenance.
The Chairman assured of the committee’s continued commitment to support the institution to succeed.
It would be reported that the committee alongside management of the institution inspected lecture halls,board rooms, hostel among others to assess the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
FG College Kano 2007 Alumni Elect New Excos
New Officials to oversee the affairs of the 2007 set of Old Student Association, Federal Government College Kano State, have been elected.
Among those elected are Lieutenant Babagida Adamu President, Hope Anigbe Vice President while Okon Andrew emerged Vice President two.
Others include Doctor Hassan AbdulRahman Secretary General, Bernard Odiba Financial Secretary, Rahmat Bashir Auditor, Fatima Mohammed Yakubu as Treasurer with Jafar Umar Welfare Officer.
The rest are; Theresa Enuulu Assistant Welfare Officer, Patience Ogbaji Public Relations Officer (PRO), Bashir Yusuf Legal Director, Daniel Obaga Sports Director as well as Rahmat Idris Editor, among others.
The election which was conducted during the 2020/2021 annual reunion of the 2007 set of the school saw the new officials emerged unopposed.
In his acceptance Speech, the President of the Association, Babangida Adams promised to work for the unity and progress of the Association, noting that he will not let members down.
In a remark, the principal of the school, Bello Rabeh, commended the efforts of the 2007 set at coming together to celebrate and foster unity among themselves.
He charged them to remember the almamata as God blesses their endeavors.
View Full List Below:
President: AB Saleh
VP 1: Hope Anegbe
VP 2: Okon Victor Andrew
Secretary General: Hassan Abdulrahman
Asst. Sec. Gen: Hauwa Ibrahim
Fin. Sec. 1: Bernad Odiba
Fin Sec 2: Rahmat Bashir
Treasurer: Fatima Mohd Yakubu Jafar Umar
Welfare 2: Theresa Patience Ogbaji
Legal Adviser: Bashir Yusuf
Auditor: Daniel Obaga
Editor: Rahmat Idris
Ex-Officio 1: Abba Tijani
Ex-Officio 2: Fatima Ladan
Chairman, Reunion Committee. – Sulaiman A. Sulaiman
Chairman, Student’s Academic Committee: Hussein Abdulrahman
Chairman, Student’s Counselling Committee: Sadiq Ahmed
Chairman, Fundraising Committee: Zakari Ahmad
Chairman, Disciplinary & Constitution Review Committee: Ibrahim Buratai
Borno Governor Approves N624.3m For Payment Of Scholarship Grant To 23, 776 Indigenous Students
With an ongoing effort to sustain his educational programme, Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved N624.3m for payment of scholarship to 23,776 citizens of Borno State in 49 tertiary schools across Nigeria.
The Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallambe who announced this in a statement on Sunday, disclosed that payments to students have already began with N320m paid to students in nine institutions, under the first batch while second batch of students will start getting payment on Monday, January 18, with the sum of N304.3m to be disbursed.
“From a total of N624,370,000 approved and released by His Excellency, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, for scholarship to 23,776 Borno students, the ministry has disbursed N320m under the first batch, to students in nine tertiary schools located in Borno State. Those paid include part 4 and 5 students of University of Maiduguri, students in Borno State University, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Sir Kashim Ibrahim College, College of Education Waka – Biu, Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, College of Business Administration Konduga, Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science and Technology-Bama and those in Mohammet Lawan College of Agriculture” Mallambe announced.
The commissioner added, that from Monday, January 18, 2021, the ministry will begin the disbursement of another N304,370,000 to Borno students in 40 higher institutions across Nigeria.
Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallambe also disclosed that Governor Zulum had approved financial support to resident doctors of Borno origin located in different parts of the country, to enable them fund capacity development programmes that would be potentially beneficial to Borno people in the long run.
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