A Cynox IT Limited, a non-governmental firm, in collaboration with Kano state Ministry of Education has unveiled a 500 million US Dollar educational development intervention project to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Kano State.
Abdulrahman Abubakar Yabo, the firm’s Vice Chairman, said the project came up as part of their attempt to address education challenges in entire northern Nigeria, starting with Kano, where the state will provide 30 percent of the amount.
He said the project will focus more on basic and secondary education and “we shall also intervene in the areas of western, Islamiyyah and even Almajiri/Tsangaya schools.
“Our ultimate goal is knowledge value revolution by increasing school enrolment in Kano and even training teachers.
The Cynox IT Limited Vice-Chairman said “We are also working towards making students’ self-reliance after leaving schools. The project will also focus more on Science, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics. We will collaborate with international tech giants such as Microsoft and Google in that aspect.
“Cynox is working in raising $500 million from local, national and international donor agencies, philanthropists and the host state (Kano) in raising the money.”
Speaking, the State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, said Kano state had signed an MoU with the firm and will help in complementing the state’s free and compulsory education.