‘Kaduna State Govt to offer every child free, qualitative education’

Kaduna State Government has reiterated its resolve towards ensuring that every child in the state benefits from its free education programme.

The state Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe made a commitment on Thursday in Kaduna when she received a delegation from Teach for Nigeria, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) focused on improving education outcomes in Nigeria.

Balarabe announced that the government has allocated the education sector the highest percentage of the 2020 budget, in line with its commitment to offer all children, including the girl child, access to qualitative education.

“Primary education is very critical, we need to get that level right with something that they can hold on to, no matter where they might find themselves,” she said.

“Our major priority is human capital development, I am glad that we have this partnership with you.

“We are getting every child to benefit from the free education with special interest to girl child, and what you are doing in Kaduna state is very important for us,” she added.

Responding, Folawe Omikunle, Chief Executive Officer Teach for Nigeria, appreciated the state government for being the first in Northern Nigeria to embrace its programme of mobilizing and raising new generation of teacher leaders.

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