Sokoto state Deputy Governor Hon. Manir Muhammad Dan’iya has revealed that the incumbent administration has been committed to paying statutory examination fees of indigenous students and those resident in various communities in the state.
Equally, the Deputy Governor said that all the two categories of students who are eligible are awarded scholarships to enable them further their education either at home or abroad.
A statement issue on Thursday by Aminu Abdullahi Abubakar, Director of Press to Sokoto State Deputy Governor, says the gestures are geared towards boosting education at all levels in the state, Dan’Iya told the executive members of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria chapter of the Sokoto State Student Association who paid him a courtesy visit.
The Deputy Governor, who was conferred with an award of excellence as ‘Promoter Of Tambuwal’s Agenda on Education For All in Sokoto,’ said education has been having a large chunk of the state’s annual budget since 2015.
“This shows how committed our Governor is to the upliftment of education in the state, where school fees and scholarships are free to Sokoto Indigenes from basic to tertiary levels.”
The Deputy Governor said: “all these are in addition to the building of schools for basic and tertiary education across the state, just as overseas scholarships grants are paid up to Ph.d level for the state indigenes.
He admonished the students to re-dedicate themselves to their studies in order to complement the efforts of their parents and governments, both of who plough huge amounts of money into their education.
He also dedicated the award presented to him to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who he described as the ‘Champion of Education’ in the State.
Speaking earlier, the President of the ABU Zaria chapter of the Sokoto State Student Association, Comrade Tambari Kasim Waziri said Tambuwal’s administration has done a lot in the education sector in Sokoto.
Describing the Deputy Governor as a strong promoter of Tambuwal’s drive in education, Tambari said this was why the association decided to honor him.
“We are living witnesses to Governor Tambuwal’s zeal in promoting education in Sokoto while other state governments no longer pay school fees or grant scholarships to their indigenes.
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Hope rises for reopening Nigerian universities as Federal Government has finally accepted to exempt ASUU from the IPPIS.
At a meeting on Friday, the FG bent backwards on a number of issues including exempting the union from the IPPIS, payment of withheld salaries using the GIFIMIS as well as additional funding for revitalization and Earned Academic Allowance (EAA).
Zulum Commissions 50 Housing Units For UNIMAID To Addresses Shelter Needs Of The Junior Staff
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday commissioned 50 housing units constructed by Borno State Government to address shelter needs of junior staff at the University of Maiduguri.
The project which started in December 2019 was part of the Governor Zulum’s intervention to UNIMAID whose major beneficiaries are indigenes of Borno State.
The project is the second housing intervention for UNIMAID. Zulum had in December last year, delivered 20 units of 2 bedroom bungalows for senior staff of the same UNIMAID.
At Friday’s brief ceremony in the University, Zulum also approved finical support to staff affected by the ongoing IPPIS enrollment of the University staffs across the country.
Governor Zulum directed the Secretary to the State Government to liase with Borno state Microfinance Bank and come up with a scheme under which junior academic and non academic staffs owned their personal houses.
The Governor also directed the reconstruction of the faculty of engineering of the University, he also directed for the procurement of the needed facilities to the department of civil engineering whose accreditation have been suspended due to inadequate teaching and learning facilities.
Zulum also directed the secretary to the state government to capture in 2021 budget a provision to train academic and non academic staffs of UNIMAID both within and outside the country.
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum has urged the ASSU to consider Borno’s peculiar situation. Noting that the state has gone through enough challenges to face yet another lingering strike.
Earlier, the vice chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba commended Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for the kind gesture.
The Vice Chancellor said, Zulum’s intervention came at a time when the University is faced with serious challenges of housing accommodation.
Maikaya Committed To Education As A Right For Nigerian Child.
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The Maikaya Development Foundation said it is committed to providing education as a right for all and therefore prepared to ensure its success at the primary and secondary school levels.
Founder and chairman Maikaya Development Foundation, Alhaji Musa Muhammed Maikaya, (Ciroman Toto), raised the hope of the Nigerian child”s right to education recently, when he flagged off the distribution of learns materials to some schools in Nasarawa state.
The Chief Executive Officer of the foundation has promised to give the necessary support to any individuals and organisations that may want to add their quota to the education sector.
According to Maikaya, who was represented at the occasion by Comr. Shuaibu Sani, Chief Operation Officer and National Speaker Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN) says free learning materials and meals were being provided for the learners as support and appreciation of the efforts of the state government in ensuring conducive learning situation.
Maikaya, who said that the Educational (Intervention) programme was put in place to support the less privileged Nigerian students, believes that provision of free learning materials will help to bridge the wide gap between the children of the rich and the poor.
The Foundation has impacted positively on the lives of the people especially the less privileged students, scholarships, medical and health care, other challenges and other pressing demands.
Speaking on behalf of the parents, Mrs. Jamila Abdull and Mrs. Patient Audu expressed their gratitude to the Maikaya Development Foundation for the provision of learning/teaching materials for their children.
Recalled that Maikaya has extended similar gestures to women, youths and other stakeholders in the society where he gave out some fund to start up businesses of their choice.
Maikaya is a former Governorship aspirant in Nasarawa State, hails from Toto Local Government Area of the State.
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