By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto State Government Thursday said it has distributed 45,926 desks to various schools across the 23 local government areas of the state in the last two years.
The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, disclosed this in a statement, while giving an update on the successes recorded in the education sector since the declaration of state of emergency in Sokoto State two years ago.
According to the statement, in the 2015/2016 academic session, government procured and distributed 30,186 double-desk furniture to primary and secondary schools while for the 2016/2017 academic year, 15,740 double-seaters were distributed.
The statement said this number was complemented by the distribution of over 160,000 assorted teaching aides and instructional materials to all public schools in the state, adding that such teaching aids include basic school curriculum, white boards and board markers, admission/attendance registers, school diary, logbooks, visitors’ books, and lesson notebooks, among others.
The statement said some of the benefiting schools included Ore, Baliyan Dutse and Kabawa primary schools in Binji, Mundawata primary school in Illela, Zumbulu primary school in Sabon Birni, Rundi primary school in Silame, Kalgawa and Banche primary schools in Tambuwal, Alkammu primary school II in Wurno, Magajin Gari primary school in Sokoto North and Baware primary school in Yabo local council.