Jigawa Govt earmarks Over N500m for Islamic school projects

The Jigawa government has approved N532 million for the construction of classrooms in 132 Islamic schools across the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Alhaji Sagir Musa said this while interacting with journalists at the end of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Dutse on Thursday.

Musa said the council approved the projects during its meeting on Wednesday, to enhance access to quality Islamic knowledge among children.

He said the gesture was sequel to a memo presented by the Ministry of Basic Education for award of contract for the construction of classrooms in 132 Islamic schools, adding that the amount was being captured under the 2024 constituency projects.

“The Council has approved the total sum of Five Hundred and Thirty-Two Million Four Hundred and Twenty-SevenThousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Naira (N532,427,977.58K)only for the construction of 132 number of
Islamiyya Classrooms (66 number of blocks each with block 2 classrooms) under the 2024 State Constituency projects”

Musa said the SEC also endorsed recommendations of the white paper committee on Bilyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia, and directed the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology to implement the recommendations in the affected institution.

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“The council approved the constitution of a five-man Interim Management Committee for the four Tertiary Institutions in the state,” he said.

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He listed the institutions to include College of Education, Gumel; College of Education, Legal and Islamic studies, Ringim, Bilyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia and Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse.

According to Musa, the committee will serve for one year, pending the appointment of substantive managament by the state government.


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