One year in office: Gov Sani builds 24 classrooms for 2nd largest primary school in Kaduna

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Kaduna state governor, Uba Sani, has commissioned newly constructed and furnished two blocks of 24 classrooms at Basic Education Primary School, Rafin Guza, which is the second most populated primary school in Kaduna state.

The school has a pupil population of 7,326, and it is only second to Basic Education Primary School, Lokoja Road, Rigasa in the Igabi local government area of the State.

Commissioning the two-storey blocks of classrooms as part of activities lined up for his one year in office, Governor Sani who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe said, his administration has within the last 12 months built 2,326 new classrooms, accommodating 93,040 pupils.

In a related development, Governor Sani represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Sani Liman Kila also commissioned a two-storey block of 12 classrooms at Basic Education School, Maraban Jos, Igabi Local Government area.

The governor noted that the foundation of a prosperous society is laid in the classrooms, hence his administration’s commitment to ensuring that, every child in Kaduna State has access to a conducive learning environment.

He said: “This administration has placed a high priority on revamping dilapidated classrooms and up-skilling our teachers to foster better human capital outcomes for our state. We are acutely aware of the transformative power of education. It has elevated the statuses and economic privileges of countless individuals and continues to be a beacon of hope and progress for even marginalized people and communities.

“For us in Kaduna State, education has ceased to be the privilege of a select few, it is the right of every child in the state. Under the leadership of Senator Uba Sani, we have embraced the noble mission of safeguarding the educational opportunities that have empowered successive generations. Education opens doors, breaks down barriers, and paves the way for a brighter future. In fact, the profound benefits of education cannot be over-emphasized. 

“Primary education, in particular, is the cornerstone of children’s development. This government is doing everything within its means to ensure that every child is enrolled in school, remains in school and receives a quality education. Our efforts are evident in the construction of 2,326 new classrooms so far, which comfortably accommodate 93,040 pupils.

“Additionally, we have provided 30,742 two-seater desks, seating a total of 61,484 pupils to ensure that our students learn in comfort and dignity. These schools are also equipped with hygienic toilets and hand pumps for potable drinking water, underscoring our commitment to a holistic and healthy learning environment.

“Today’s commissioning ceremony is not just about the inauguration of physical structures. It is a celebration of our shared vision for a future where every child, regardless of background, has the opportunity to reach their full potential. It is a demonstration of our belief that through education, we can build a stronger, more equitable, and more prosperous Kaduna State,” the Governor said.

Earlier in his welcome address, Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Malam Tijjani Abdullahi said, the last year under Governor Uba Sani, has witnessed remarkable progress in providing access to quality education for every child in Kaduna State.

SUBEB Chairman who was represented by the Board’s Permanent Member, Project Management, Mubarak Mohammed, said, the infrastructure being commissioned will not only enhance the learning environment for the children but also serve as a foundation for their future successes.

“You may be aware that this Basic Education School is one of the biggest schools we have in terms of population with an enrollment of 7,160 and 52 classrooms, among other reasons is why His Excellency, our visionary Governor, Senator Uba Sani deemed it fit to construct additional 24 classrooms so that the quality of teaching and learning can be improved,”

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