The Zamfara State Government has declared a state of emergency on education, attributing the development to years of deterioration in the education sector.

The state also announced that it will suspend licenses for private educators within its jurisdiction.

Speaking in a state-wide broadcast, the state governor, Dauda Lawal, regretted further that the neglected education system in Zamfara affects all levels, from primary to tertiary institutions, with poor learning environments and personnel stressing that to maintain a minimum level of quality in education delivery, the government has suspended the licences of private education providers in the state.

In addition, according to a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Idris, the declaration of a state of emergency on education is also in line with Lawal’s campaign promises to the people.

Furthermore, the government has given its approval to sponsor 50 percent of Zamfara indigenes who are admitted into the Federal Government Girls College, Gusau for the upcoming academic sessions in 2023-2024.


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