Thursday, the Kwara State Government gave at least 120,000 tailored exercise books and 2,000 teaching materials to students in the state’s public primary and junior secondary schools in an effort to facilitate their study.

In addition, 1,600 cartons of white chalk were supplied to the impacted schools at order to develop capacity and provide the means for quality instruction in government-owned schools.

While kicking off the distribution in Ilorin, the state capital, Governor AbdulRahmam AbdulRazaq stated that the gesture demonstrates his administration’s dedication to provide Kwara children with a stable foundation on which to build their lives.

The Governor, who was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Strategy Alhaji Saadu Salau, stated that the exercise further demonstrates that the government is leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit of its goals in the sector, adding that the administration has invested a substantial amount of funds in the development of school infrastructure and human capital development.

“We are currently repairing school facilities in over 600 locations across the state. In addition, our government has guaranteed that instructors are paid on time and promotion arrears are paid sequentially “he remarked.

He noted that the government has implemented the full minimum wage in a manner never before seen in the state’s recent history.

In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (Kwara SUBEB), Professor Sheu Raheem Adaramaja, said that the distribution of the materials was part of the Governor’s effort to reposition basic education and create a conducive environment for pupils and students to flourish, adding that this will go a long way toward putting Kwara on a solid educational footing.

“Permit me to immediately praise Your Excellency Governor AbdulRazaq for his reaction to the desires and aspirations of all state workers through the regular payment of teachers’ salaries and the adoption of the minimum wage with the ensuing adjustment.

“Previous administrations’ salary and promotion arrears have also been paid off by the government in order to incentivize teachers’ outstanding performance. AbdulRazaq is the first governor in the state to make substantial investments in the provision of basic infrastructure for the enhancement of elementary education.

State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, her counterpart in the Ministry of Communications Hon. Saddiq Buhari, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications Mrs. Christina Ashonibare, among others, were in attendance.



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