Governor, Alhaji Muktar Yero of Kaduna State at the 21st Annual General Meeting of the Zaria Education Development Association (ZEDA) in Zaria on Saturday disclosed that his government would establish four new Science Secondary Schools in 2014 to enhance the study of science-related courses.
He said that the Teachers’ Service Board in the state had recently recruited 1,800 science teachers to improve the quality of teaching and learning in secondary schools.
According to him about N1 billion was set aside from the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P) fund for foreign sponsorship of eligible students to pursue educational carriers across the world.
He added that the State Executive Council has recently approved contracts worth N3.7 billion for the construction and renovation of educational facilities in the state.
In his message to the event, Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi, lauded the efforts of the association for embarking on educational programmes that had given the less-privileged persons the opportunity to acquire Western education.
The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, said that it was a collective responsibility to ensure that children receive the best education.
He said that such education would make them responsive to the rapidly increasing challenges of the modern society.
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