Yobe Model and Mega Schools To Begin Academic Activities Next Session
By Usman Bello, Damaturu
The Yobe Model and Mega schools are to commence academic activities in the new session of the academic calendar in September this year.
The state Commissioner for Basic and Primary education, Dr. Muhammad Sani Idris, stated this on Tuesday while briefing the state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, on the proposed take-off.
He said Headmasters and Assistant Headmasters with requisite qualifications have already been recruited to run the schools.
“The schools are to operate the two curricula of Western and Quranic education.
“We want to provide a strong and pure academic background in the two curricula, closer to the people.
“This is to bring more opportunities to less privileged parents who can not sponsor their children to go outside the state to acquire the combined Western and Quranic education” he said.
The commissioner said 315 teachers are to be employed for the new schools.
“We have already interviewed 2,500 applicants to select the best 315 who are most qualified to give quality Western education and unadulterated Islamic knowledge to our students” he said.
The state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, assured the commitment of his administration to improve the quality of education in the state.
“This administration declared a state of emergency on education, we shall do everything possible to support and improve education in Yobe state” he said.
Governor Buni charged the commissioner to ensure that adequate and qualified teachers were employed to achieve the set target.
“We must collectively work hard and sincerely, for us to have value for resources invested in the sector and for Yobe state to have a prosperous future.
“I also call on all stakeholders, parents, guardians, pupils, and students to support government efforts in revamping education in the state” Governor Buni said.
The Buni administration established seven Model schools and seven Mega schools in Damaturu, Potiskum, Gashua, Nguru, Geidam, and Buni Yadi to support the development of education in the state.