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Kaduna Govt completes construction of 6 secondary schools

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The Kaduna State Government says the construction of six Science Boarding Secondary Schools, with financial support from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), has reached 98 percent completion.

The State Commissioner for Education, Halima Lawal, stated this in Kaduna on Monday, at the opening of a five-day training for teachers, monitoring and evaluation officers, and school administrators.

Lawal, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Haliru Soba, said that the schools are two, one for boys and the other for girls, in each of the three senatorial districts.

According to her, the goal is to promote science education and increase the number of graduates with a view to developing the needed science-based manpower for development of the state.

She said that the schools are located at Hunkuyi Kudan Local Government Area (LGA); Pambegua in Kubau LGA; Rigachikun, Igabi LGA, Buruku, Chikun LGA, Jere, Kagarko LGA and Manchok, Kaura LGA.

“The schools are strategically equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in line with global standards to deliver quality science education,’’ she said.

The commissioner further said that the training was part of the capacity building component of the project for teachers, school administrators as well as monitoring and evaluation officers.

She said that the training would cover effective teaching methods, planning, inspection, monitoring, and evaluation.

She noted that the training would prepare participants to meet up with the current needs of secondary schools’ education delivery system.

Lawal, however, commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, for the effort to develop the education sector of the state and also thanked IsDB for financing the project.

The Project Manager, Shehu Isah, said that 321 teachers, school administrators, and inspectors are participating in the training.

Isah said that out of the 321 participants, 270 are teachers, made up of 90 science teachers and 180 are non-science teachers.

He said that of the 270 teachers, 180 were drawn from the newly-built secondary schools while the remaining 90 were drawn from existing secondary schools across the state.

He said that the project is about 98 percent completed with the remaining two percent being the supply of generators and other minor finishings.

He added that the schools would be ready to admit students next academic session.

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