Jigawa to distribute 7,000 computers to students
Ex-SSG dump PDP for APC
THE Jigawa State Government yesterday disclosed that it had purchased 7,000 computers for senior secondary school students in the state.
The state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, disclosed this at the inauguration of a Remedial Programme and Pilot Testing of E-Learning Approach in Dutse.
Badaru said that although 20,000 computers were required by the students, government had purchased only 7,000 for now.
He said one computer would be assigned to three students until the remaining 13,000 computers were delivered to the government.
Earlier in her remarks, the State Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Rabi Ishaq, said that the introduction of remedial programme would help to improve quality of education in senior secondary schools.
Ishaq said that only six percent of the students that sat for West African Examination Council (WAEC) in 2015 obtained five credits including Mathematics and English.
She said statistics showed that the students had not been learning well, hence the decision of the state government to intervene urgently.
Meanwhile, the immediate past Secretary to the Government of Jigawa State under Governor Sule Lamido, Alhaji Lawan Abdu Babura, yesterday formally decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was announced in Dutse, the state capital by Alhaji Isa Gerawa, a top member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who also left the party for APC.
Gerawa, an industrialist and owner of Gerawa Construction Company is the main financier of the PDP in Jigawa.
He said the former SSG, Bashir Jumbo, an ex-member of the House of Representatives, Yahaya Bigman, 15 local council chairmen and himself are no longer members of the PDP.
Gerawa stated that he was neglected by the PDP despite his financial commitment, adding that during the 2015 gubernatorial campaign he bought 27 campaign vehicles for the party, yet he was maligned by the guber candidate, Malam Aminu Ringim and his team.
He said they have decided to join the APC government in the state, “because the governor is humble and is ready to work with everybody to move Jigawa forward.”
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