Months after viral photo of empty classroom, Kebbi students finally get school desks

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– Kebbi state students had classrooms without furniture

– Governor was photographed sitting on bare floor of classroom

– The state has finally provided furniture

Kebbi state

The Kebbi state government has commenced the distribution of desks and other classroom furniture to all primary and secondary schools in the state.

Earlier this year, a photo of the state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, sitting on the floor of an empty classroom with two students went viral. At the time, the governor was criticised for politicising the situation instead of doing something about.

However, in a statement by the special assistant social media of the governor, Aisha Augie-Kuta, the governor and cabinet members had personally visited almost 170 schools in the state since resumption of office under this administration and had documented the main challenges faced by the educational sector which included the dilapidation of existing structures, inadequate or lack of school furniture plus a high amount of incompetent teachers leading to extremely low enrolment and low scores reported after examinations.

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She said: “The State Government has prioritized the educational sector with existing and more plans to sensitize parents on the importance of education, renovate school buildings, provide school furniture, train and retrain teachers to build up their capacity to meet up with educational standards and a conducive learning environment.”

She also stated that in line with the change mantra and diversifying through agriculture, Kebbi state also procured a number of machines for mechanized farming and processing towards increased agricultural production within the state.

“Haruna Abubakar, the coordinator for Kebbi State with the Federal Government/Ministry of Agriculture on the agricultural program was handed over equipment to be transported to Kebbi state,” Mrs. Augie-Kuta said in the statement. “The hand over took place at the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Mabushi in Abuja on Friday, July 22, 2016.”

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