Kano declares State of Emergency in Education, recruits over 5,000 Teachers

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Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has declared an emergency in the education sector.

On Saturday, the governor made this announcement while giving instructional supplies to schools, granting scholarships to kids, and providing teachers with soft loans.

At the event, the governor announced that the state government has recruited over 5,000 new teachers, with 10,000 more to be employed, while 1,000 classrooms would be constructed across the 44 local government areas in the state.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Kano has about a million out-of-school children as of October 2023.

This prompted the state government to declare a state of emergency in the state, with the aim of delivering quality education in the state.