Maryam Abeeb Abuja
The Bauchi State government has stated that it will embark on aggressive renovation and construction of schools across the 20 local government areas of the state as a way of boosting the education sector.
Governor Bala Mohammed stated this when he granted officials of the National Union of Bauchi State Students, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House Bauchi.
He said renovation and construction of schools would be carried out next year, as it was captured in the budget as part of efforts to address the menace of out of school children in the state.
Mohammed also reaffirmed the determination of his administration towards the payment of scholarship as and when due.
He said the measure was to ensure human capital development in the state’s education sector and overcome some of the challenges facing the sector.
The Governor who expressed concern over the non payment of scholarship to students by the previous administrations in the state in the last five years, pledged to block leakages in the payment.
He expressed satisfaction with the peaceful conduct of the recent NUBASS election and called on the officials to justify the confidence reposed in them.
Earlier speaking, the NUBASS National President, Comrade Adamu Kaloma expressed gratitude to Governor Bala Mohammed for pledging to ensure timely payment of scholarships to pupils.
Kaloma acknowledged the efforts of the government towards restoring the lost glory of education sector in the state and assured him of their support in order to achieve the desired objectives.