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Minister decries low pupil enrolment

24 May 2013, 10:59

Gusau - The Minister of Education, Prof. Rukayya Rufa'i, on Thursday decried the low enrolment of pupils in schools in Northern Nigeria.

Rufa'i expressed the view in Gusau when she inaugurated the Zamfara Teacher Training and Development Centre.

She said poor enrolment of pupils in schools was inimical to future development of education and urged parents to send their children to school as education was the best legacy they could bequeath the children.

The minister commended the efforts of the state government in providing the centre, aimed at improving the quality of teachers in the state.

The state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said that the centre would help in improving the quality of teachers and training in the state.

He said that the state government would continue to give priority to education in the interest of the citizens.

Yari said the government had set aside N1 billion for the provision of infrastructure  at the the Federal University, Gusau.


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