Segun Awofadeji in Gombe
The Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo said his administration has spent over N19 billion in developing the education sector.
Dankwambo, who disclosed this during the matriculation of 523 students of the Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin Kowa, Gombe State, said the bulk of the money was spent on providing educational infrastructure, building new schools, renovation of existing structures, as well as the provision of various study materials.
He said the state ministry of education is currently reviewing and upgrading the curricular of schools to enable students to level up with the universal education standards, adding that his government has entered into a running contract with publishers of textbooks and writing materials which are being distributed to students free of charge.
The governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Alhaji Umar Bappah, commended the management of the college for maintaining academic excellence and advised the students to work hard and succeed in their educational pursuits.
The Provost of the college, Professor Fatima Sawa, said the college always excels in the field of agriculture, and assured the staff that the management would continue to improve their welfare, as well as maintain academic excellence.