Sokoto state, in collaboration with the government of Niger Republic, will establish a cluster of new schools that will be run on dual curriculum of English and French, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has announced.
Speaking after he attended the inauguration of President Mahamadou Issouffou in Niamey, the Niger capital, Tambuwal said the schools will be established in border towns with the first, to be sited in Gudu LGA of Sokoto, coming on stream before the end of 2016.
“The schools will promote cultural ties between the two governments and will train new set of students that will be proficient in both English and French,” the Governor said.
Tambuwal said the people of Sokoto have long cultural and historical ties with its neighbours across the border, and government will introduce wide ranging policies that will enhance the ties.
While restating the determination of his administration to raise the standard f education in Sokoto, the Governor said the state of emergency declared in the sector last December has made appreciable impact and its benefit would be felt for a long time.