OrderPaperToday – Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said the success or failure of his administration should be gauged by what he will achieve in the education sector in the state.
He vowed to turn around education in Sokoto for the benefit of the future generation.
Speaking at the inauguration of three Committees to implement policies clearly written in the documents announcing the declaration of state of emergency in education in Sokoto, Tambuwal said the state is founded on ideals of education and the recent negative statistics should not be allowed to continue.
The Committees are: State of Emergency Council, Technical Committee on State of Emergency and School Feeding Committee.
“To say the least, the story of education sector in this state is that of dilapidated school structures, inadequate schools and classrooms, lack of teaching and learning materials, low morale of teachers and educational administrators as well as lukewarm attitude of communities,” the Governor said.
According to Tambuwal, the Committees will develop realistic work-plan and budget based on sound technical managerial expertise, monitor implementation of approved plans with due diligence and efficiency and also develop modalities for rationalising, upgrading and streamlining education sector infrastructure, manpower and community development.
Heads of the Committees are- Governor Tambuwal (Emergency Council); Professor Risqua Arabu Shehu (Technical Committee); Mainassara Ahmed (School Feeding Committee).
The Committees have been given six weeks to present interim reports.
Recall that earlier in his administration, Tambuwal declared a state of emergency in Sokoto State’s education sector.