The Kano State Government has confirmed that 80,000 students obtained nine credits in the last National Examination Council examinations, while it also recorded 95 percent sucess.
Kano StateCommissioner for Education, Alhaji Sanusi Sa’idu-Kiru, made the disclosure while briefing Journalist.
He added that the state had the highest figure of entry for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination for the year.
“We have 89,000 candidates, who sat for NECO in 2021; out of this number, about 80,000 scored nine credits. The government spent N235 million on payment of examination fees for some of the candidates”.
The Commisisoner disclosed that the 44 Local Government Councils in the state, members of the state’s house of the assembly and the National Assembly as well as philanthropists also spent about N500 million on payment of examination fees for candidates.
“The state had more than 7,000 primary schools and 1,517 secondary schools across the 44 Local Government Areas in the state. The government increased its zonal directorates for senior secondary schools from 14 to 23, SUBEB from 10 to 15 and agency for mass education, from 10 to 15.”
“For private and voluntary institutions, seven were established, library board, science and technical schools got three. So, now we have 66 zonal offices across all the MDAs under the ministry.”
He highlighted that hundred thousand naira has been approved for each zone as running cost for effective monitoring and supervision of the schools.
The commissioner revealed that the government was able to recall 5,700 staff with education qualification from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to classroom teaching.
He added that additional 6,995 teachers, who were on government payroll but teaching in private and community schools were also recalled to teaching in public schools in the state.
Sa’idu-Kiru said that the government spent millions of naira on purchase of one million textbooks.
He said that the government would continue to put in place structures and teaching materials in the schools to improve teaching and learning.