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Lawmaker urges educational institutions to emulate NOUN’s steps of providing basic education in Nigeria



By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

Member Representing Zaria City Constituency and Chairman Kaduna state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Honourable Mahmud LawaI lsma’ila has called on Federal government educational institutions in the country to emulate the efforts of National open University of Nigeria, NOUN in providing quality and basic education in the country.

He made the call at the weekend while commissioning the Three Class rooms building, build by the Vice Chancellor of National open university of Nigeria, Professor Olufemi Peters in Kaduna.

While addressing stakeholders and pupils, he said that Kaduna state government would continue to give Education sector must priority attention been education is the bedrock of any meaningful development.

He maintained that, as the Kaduna state Governor came to power he reduce School Fees in public schools in the state, he also built additional Class Rooms and built new ones across the state, apart from Security the Governor takes education as most important.

Honourable Mahmud LawaI, explained that Education is everyone responsibility that need all hands to be on deck,”we don’t have to rely on Government alone to take all the tasks, government alone cannot do all, hence the need for others to emulate this kind of gesture by assisting and supporting the government through buildings more additional schools across the state.

Also Speaking the Vice Chancellor Professor Olufemi Peters, Represented by Professor lsaac Sammani Butswat, said this follow the need to add additional class rooms in our NOUN Staff School, Primary and Junior Secondary schools for the Pupils to have conducive environment for learning.

Professor Butswat maintained that “Out of our budget we will provide to support by building additional class rooms in order to enhanced basic education in our institution for the benefit of children and host communities.

“This building today that we are commissioning now, l hope the Schools will use it for teaching up our children and neighbouring communities.

Speaking, the Director Centre for human Resources development, CHRD Dr, Aminu Umar, said “today we’re commissioning three Class rooms that was built by the National Open University for the Staff School, without single Kobo either from Kaduna state government or individuals.

He Maintained that the schools was known for teaching Science based subjects and modern technologies in order for the pupils to be provided with quality education. We’re doing this to compliment the efforts of Kaduna state government which commenced the building and rehabilitation of existing ones.

“I, want to use this Medium to sympathize with the Kaduna state government over what happened for the tragic incident for the abduction of Primary school pupils in Kuriga, this is an deliberate effort to stop education in Northern Nigeria, calling on the security agencies to double their efforts towards ensuring safe return of this children”, he added.

The highlight of the event was the commissioning of the project.

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