By Segun Awofadeji
The Bauchi State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards repositioning the education sector for effective service delivery.
Governor Bala Mohammed made this known at the inauguration of the Secretariat of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi chapter.
Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House Bauchi, Dr. Ladan Salihu, the governor said improving the standard of education is one of the cardinal principles and policies of his administration.
He said his administration will continue to work with critical stakeholders for educational development and for a greater Bauchi state.
“Education is one of the cardinal principles and policies of this administration and in the last one year, 360 schools have been renovated, while over 250 have been constructed with the support of partners.
“Ours is a government of partnership and in Bauchi State through stakeholding, partnership and collaboration the governor has been able to build a system of government and governance that respects all and he has found a partner in the Bauchi State House of Assembly.”
Mohammed therefore appreciated ASUP in the institution for finding the late Senator Ali Wakili worthy of the honour, described it as a gift of legacy.
The guest speaker at the occasion, a former Minister of Education, Dr. Dauda Birma called for the review of the National Policy on Education in order to meet with the educational needs of all states of the federation.
Earlier, the Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Sunusi Waziri Gumau pledged the readiness of the institution’s management to support such initiative for infrastructural development.