Nigeria: Kaduna declares free education for girls in public secondary schools
London, September 21, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared free education for all female students in public secondary schools in Kaduna state.
The commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Ja’afaru Sani, disclosed this on Friday at a training for primary school teachers in the state.
“The Ministry of Education has sent a directive to that effect to all zonal offices and secondary schools for implementation. Before now, only the primary school children were enjoying the free education in the state but the governor has decided to include girls in the secondary school so that they can also benefit from free education,” he said.
The state government had in March, 2018 recruited 11,395 teachers into the public primary schools following the sack of over 22,000 teachers that were said to be incompetent.
The newly recruited teachers who are owed between three to four months salaries, he said, will be paid by the end of this month.
In addition to clearing all the backlog of salaries, he stated that the governor has directed that the responsibility of paying salaries and allowances of primary school teachers be transferred from the local government councils to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to enable teachers get their salaries in good time.