Kano Govt. establishes Gifted academy with 36 slots for 18 Northern states — Commissioner

Must Read

FG denies printing N60bn to support March allocation

The federal government on Wednesday, denied the claim by the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki, that...

Governors reject Buhari’s Executive Order

State governors under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors Forum NGF has rejected the Executive Order 10 signed...

Polio Virus may resurface in Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the Wild Polio Virus (WPV)may resurface if adequate...

Kano State Government has established a Gifted Academy that would admit five students from each of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state and two students each from the 18 Northern States, the state commissioner of education said.

The commissioner, Mr Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, who disclosed this, while presenting Common Entrance Examination forms to the state’s Educational Zonal inspectors, on Monday, in Kano, noted that Gifted Academies hitherto existed only in Jigawa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), throughout the Northern states.

He added that the establishment of the academy at Ganduje community, in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, for gifted children, was initiated in Nov. 2020, and will commence academic activities in March 2021.

Sanusi-Kiru said, the state government came up with the initiative to establish the academy after realising that there were a lot of gifted children in all the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

“That is why we decided to bring them together, so that we can encourage them and provide them with all the necessary support. And we are going to have representatives from all the local government areas.

“And also, all the northern states we have planned to give them two slots each. I have discussed this with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, and he has accepted the decision” he said.

He warned that the state government would not condone any form of examination malpractice, during the Common entrance examinations scheduled for Jan. 30.

Sanusi-Kiru said the ministry had also completed all the necessary arrangements for the successful conduct of the examinations, with the aim of ensuring zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

“With the emergence of the free and compulsory education policy in the state, the sector has achieved a lot, especially increases in enrollment of students” the commissioner added.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

FG denies printing N60bn to support March allocation

The federal government on Wednesday, denied the claim by the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki, that...

Governors reject Buhari’s Executive Order

State governors under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors Forum NGF has rejected the Executive Order 10 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari for...

Polio Virus may resurface in Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the Wild Polio Virus (WPV)may resurface if adequate measures are not taken.Elizabeth Onitolo,...

EFCC arrests ex-Gov Okorocha

A former governor of Abia State and the senator representing Imo West senatorial districts Chief Rochas Okorocha, have been arrested by the...

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty

More than 770 million of China's rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty.This was contained in...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -