The Kaduna state government has said that the school feeding programme which was suspended will now continue when school resumes for primary four to six.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Alhaji Ja’afar Sani disclosed this when he appeared before the committee on Education, Science and Technology to defend its 2019 budget, saying that Governor Nasir el-Rufai has given the directives to source for funds for the continuation of the programme.
Meanwhile, the ministry of Education, Science and Technology has defended its next years budget estimate of over N24 billion before the house committee with N14 billion as capital and N10.1 billion for recurrent.
The state commissioner, Alhaji Sani led the management of the ministry and heads of parastatals under the ministry to defend their budget.
Alhaji Sani explained that the ministry and its parastatals were able to achieve over 37 percent of their budget performance, adding that the present administration of Governor el-rufai is up and doing to make Kaduna state excel in terms of providing quality education.
The commissioner also disclosed that in the year 2017 and 2018 Kaduna state occupied number one position in WAEC examination in the north and number 12 in the whole country.
Also the budget officer, Kaduna State University (KASU), Badamasi Mukhtar Shika said over N7 billion was earmarked for next years budget mainly to be spent on capital projects which will include construction of additional lecture theatre, provision of teaching and learning research facilities.
Also, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), led by its chairman, Nasiru Umar disclosed that about N6 billion will be spent by the board in construction of educational classrooms across the 23 local government areas.
The chairman added that efforts is being put in place to ensure that each class accommodates not more than 40 pupils that a teacher can control amicably, noting that the board will maintain its principle of ensuring that only competence teachers are recruited to teach.
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