From Edwin Olofu, Kano
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday gave out one Gulf 4 car model and two motorcycles to best performing primary school teachers and non-teaching staff for their meritorious service.
Ganduje who presented the awards during the 2nd Kano Basic Education Week held at Government House, Kano said the recognition of performing primary schools’ teaching was part of his administration’s priority in paying attention to quality education in the state.
The beneficiaries include, Malam Musa Auwalu Garzo, head teacher, Garzo model primary school who got brand new Car; and Garba Shehu Sule, an Msc holder who teach in Toranke primary School, Ajingi local government was rewarded with brand new motorcycle for their diligence and commitment to duty.
Another beneficiary, Malam Ado Messenger, a cleaner with SUBEB office, who found #700,000 and returned it, was also rewarded with brand new motorcycle for his honesty and dedication to duty.
Ganduje explained that his government now pays N550 million on primary school teachers monthly after he cleared backlog of teachers promotion arrears.
The governor who earlier pledged to pay N30,600 as new minimum wage, however, reaffirmed commitment to align with the outcome of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigeria governors’ forum’s resolution.
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has recognized the performance some teachers and education staff in the state who received awards in different categories.
The Chairman of Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Alhaji Zakari Bagwai posited that the award presentation was initiated to motivate the teachers and encourage them to put in their commitment.
He said the second edition of Kano basic education week, tagged “education, basic community responsibility”, was organized to underscore achievement and challenges bedeviling basic and junior schools in Kano.