Lawmaker Presents N6.55m Educational Grant to Students in Bauchi

Lawmaker Presents N6.55m Educational Grant to Students in Bauchi

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

In his resolve to sustain the educational legacy intervention projects, the lawmaker representing Darazo/Ganjuwa federal constituency, Hon Mansur Manu Soro, has flagged off the disbursement of N6.55 million (N10,000 each) to 655 students of Gifted Secondary and Primary Schools (MMS schools) located at Sade, Lanzai, Soro, Darazo and Kafin Madaki towns of the Darazo-Ganjuwa federal constituency.

Speaking during the presentation of the intervention last Sunday in Darazo, the lawmaker alongside the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Darazo LGA, Alhaji Samaila Yau Sade, charged the students and pupils to make judicious use of the learning materials.

He said: “We have decided to establish these four special secondary schools not only to train you academically but to prepare you for the task of tomorrow’s leadership.

“Perhaps among you, there would be future governors of Bauchi State, Senators, medical doctors and captains of Industry.”

Soro said: “Education remains the greatest means through which societies emancipate themselves from the shackles of slavery, poverty and diseases, hence our resolve to intervene in this most pivotal sector.”

Also presented are 56 numbers of computer tablets, 20 laptops to support the schools transition to digital learning methods and prepare the students for current-day CBT examinations.

Similarly, 171 sets of complete school-kits comprising uniform, sandal, 10 number of exercise books, bags and socks were also presented to new students for free, the same with the experience of the previous years of 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Meanwhile 700 Quranic books, hundreds of ablution kettles and praying mats were also donated to the schools to support Quranic learning and observance of Zuhr prayers.

It will be recalled that Soro has, during his first tenure as HMHR, established four tuition-free secondary schools for the gifted (1 per district) and one special primary school for vulnerable children in Lanzai town – a border town between Bauchi and Yobe states – to cater for IDPs children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

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