Sokoto Gov’t Approves Education Initiative, Payment Of N150m Counter Funds

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By Ibrahim Goronyo, Sokoto

The Sokoto State government has approved the commencement of The AGILE Project and payment f N150 million.

State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Muhammad Tukur Alkali announced this during Ministerial Scorecard press briefing.

He said the N150m was meant the state counter fund while another N50m was for the take-off of the programme.

Another achievement recorded by governor Ahmad Aliyu within the year in education sector was strengthening collaboration through engagements with development partners such as UNICEF, USAID, LEARN To Read, PLAN-International,USAID-State2State project and LEAP Africa towards improving delivery in the state.

Reliably, Alkali also enumerated collaboration with UNICEF Nigeria to introduce Learning Passport Nigeria, Girls Employability and Skill Partnership Program, REACH Project as another achievement of governor Sokoto.

He further asserted that the governor has sponsored the program on Training of Mastet Trainers, Teacher and Facilitators on Early Grade Reading techniques and similarly procured teaching and learning material for both formal and non-formal learning centres in the state.

Another milestone of achievements is collaboration with UBEC to train 145 education Managers and 2,718 teachers amongst other achievements executed by the state government under the leadership of Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto in Education sector.

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