Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the introduction of free and compulsory education by Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is triggering educational Revolution not only in the northern region but in the entire country.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of a two-day stakeholders summit on free and compulsory basic and secondary education in Kano, Osinbajo said: “Kano is eminently positioning to trigger educational revolution around the northern region and Nigeria in general and the Federal Government must steam the tide to make it workable.”
According to him, the administration of Muhammadu Buhari has made heavy commitment to invest in human capital that is why any support to educational development is being viewed with all seriousness.
He said the Buhari administration is currently feeding 9.8 million children daily during school hours, noting that this clearly shows full commitment of the government in ensuring basic educational development.
He added that very soon the Federal Government will soon meet its target of feeding 15 million school children daily.
He said that Buhari’s administration is continuously working in tandem with state governments to equip primary and secondary schools across the country with needed infrastructures so as to provide conducive environment for learning.
Ganduje said the objective of the summit was to discuss, analyze, and generate ideas towards the implementation of the vision for free and compulsory basic and secondary education in the state.
Ganduje recalled:”On the assumption of office for second term on the 29th of May, 2019, we made a policy statement and commitment to provide free and compulsory education from primary up to senior secondary level. This is in recognition of the pivotal role of education as the primary agent of change in our society.