The Bauchi Good Governance Monitoring Group (GGMG) has expressed its utmost elation over the various interventions made by the First Lady of Bauchi State, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, in improving education in the region.
The group in a statement by the chairman, Sani Lawal Ningi, and made available to LEADERSHIP, in Abuja, yesterday, applauded the recent renovation of the Special Education Centre in Yelwa.
He said that education is widely regarded as the cornerstone of societal development, and that the significance of its improvement cannot be overstated. “The Bauchi Good Governance Monitoring Group recognizes that Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed has been at the forefront of driving progress in education in Bauchi State,” he said.
The GGMG conveyed its appreciation for the First Lady Aisha Bala Mohammed’s various interventions, with special recognition given to her recent act of renovating the Special Education Centre in Yelwa. “Hajiya Aisha’s commitment to education in Bauchi State is evident through her numerous initiatives. The renovation of the Special Education Centre in Yelwa is just one example of her dedication to improving educational facilities. This act not only demonstrates her concern for the welfare of students with special needs but also showcases her understanding of the importance of inclusive education,” said Ningi.
He said the group further reflected on Hajiya Bala Mohammed’s consistent efforts in education development in Bauchi State, noting her advocacy for increased access to quality education for all children, regardless of their socio-economic background.
“Through her initiatives, she has provided scholarships to deserving students, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder their educational pursuits. This approach not only promotes equal opportunities but also encourages academic excellence among the youth.
“In addition to her focus on infrastructure and scholarships, Hajiya Aisha has also prioritized teacher training and capacity building. Recognising that teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the nation, she has organised workshops and seminars to enhance their skills and knowledge. By investing in the professional development of educators, she is indirectly investing in the quality of education provided to students in Bauchi State,” he said.
He acknowledged the far-reaching impact of Hajiya Aisha’s interventions in education, saying it has created an enabling environment for students with special needs to thrive. “This act of inclusivity not only fosters a sense of belonging but also empowers these students to reach their full potential. Moreover, her scholarships have opened doors for underprivileged students, enabling them to pursue higher education and break the cycle of poverty.
“Hajiya Aisha’s commitment to improving education in Bauchi State is commendable. Her various interventions, including the renovation of the Special Education Centre in Yelwa, scholarships for deserving students, and teacher training programmes, have had a significant impact on the education sector,” he added.