Kano State governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said at the weekend that the state government is building mega secondary school in Niger Republic to boast industrialization.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen after the just concluded 34th Kaduna international trade fair, the governor said industrialization has its foundation in good educational background.
“Industrialization means a lot to us, especially in Kano State, and it is beyond just building industries; it’s beyond just establishing canteens and shops. Ours start right from primary education to secondary education, to tertiary institutions.
The trend we were used to before has completely changed, and I believe that in many years to come, things will change, so the best way to be relevant today and in the future is to be educated. That is why we are encouraging our young men, women and children to be educated.
It is also for that reason that we have free primary education, and distribute free books five times a week,” he said. He stated that the state government has built over 1,500 class rooms in the past one year, and has trained teachers to ensure quality education.
“We have so far built 400 houses for teachers in junior secondary schools, especially the once outside the city of Kano to encourage them. As we are sitting here today (Saturday) the deputy governor is in Niger laying the foundation of the mega secondary school which we intend to run together with the government of Niger Republic, and our children who will go there will be trained in French so that when they graduate, they will stay there and complete their degree courses or go to other French speaking countries to do other programmes,” he said.