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The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has restated his commitment to upgrading the learning environment in the state by tackling challenges that teachers are confronted with.
The governor gave this assurance on Wednesday, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, during a meeting with over 300 school principals with some key stakeholders from across the education sector in Ilorin.
AbdulRazaq stated that he acknowledged all the issues raised by the teachers and said his administration will ensure that the state can reclaim its place in the north and Nigeria as a whole.
He said, “We have introduced KwaraLEARN programme and I thank you all for embracing the programme. That’s one of the paths to bringing Kwara back on top in Northern Nigeria and the rest of the country. The investment the government and you are making today may not show immediately but it is something that will speak for all of us later in the future. What you are doing is to produce responsible citizens for Nigeria and the world, and we are grateful for that.
“I have listened carefully to all the issues of promotions, leave bonuses, uniforms in schools, non-academic staff employment, textbooks, harmonisation between TESCOM and SUBEB salary, in-service training, seminars, security in schools, unity schools and exchange students within the state, equipping laboratories in our schools, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools, the backlog of salaries, girl-child education encroachment of school properties and building of shops in front schools. These were part of the issues raised today and we will dissect them and take them one after the other.”
Principal of Ilorin Grammar School, Abdullahi Iyabo, said the school was one of the schools which benefited from the comprehensive renovation of schools under Governor AbdulRazaq’s administration.