Kaduna – The Kaduna State Government, on Friday, began a two-day policy retreat with relevant stakeholders to strengthen the provision of quality education at basic level in the state.
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, said at the opening of the retreat tagged: “The State of Basic Education in Kaduna State: Prospects and Challenges”, that quality primary education was key to progress in education sector.
El-Rufai, who was represented by Deputy Gov. Barnabas Bantex, said that the retreat was crucial in improving the management and delivery of quality basic education in the state.
He noted that his administration had been implementing reforms in the education sector since 2015, with appreciable success due to the myriad of problems confronting the sector, particularly at basic level.
The governor said primary schools in the state, in 2015, were not only confronted with dearth of qualified teachers, shortage of classrooms and other teaching materials, but half of the pupils…