Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe State has received report by committees on revitalisation of Basic, Secondary Education and Agriculture in the state.
During the presentation of Final Reports by the Technical Committee at the state government house, the governor said he has directed his administration to constitute Implementation Task Forces comprising of the relevant agencies and stakeholders without delay.
According to him, this he has no time to waste, as they needed to have schools that equip the children from the earliest ages with the skills they need to succeed in today’s very competitive world.
“We need to have an education system that could unleash our children’s power of imagination and give them the capacity to be who they want to be in their lives.
“There are so many children in many communities across the state that wakes up every day thinking and dreaming to become doctors, and engineers, and nurses, and teachers and architects.
“There are so many of them who dream big dreams but who always wonder whether it is possible at all to make those dreams a reality.
“This is our chance to turn the tide. After so many attempts in the past, this is our opportunity to give our education sector the highest priority it deserves and provide access to the best possible education for our children.
“I believe this to be possible from the insights, and guidelines, and timelines contained in the report submitted by the Technical Committee on the Revitalization of Basic and Secondary Education,” he said.
Recall that Mr Buni had approved the appointment of Teacher Auditing and Verification Committees, establishment of Science, Engineering and Mathematics schools in Damaturu, Nguru and Potiskum towns.
He also approved the establishment of a Professional Teacher Training Centre to be located in Damaturu to improve the capacity and professional development of teachers and school administrators. As a result, about 2,200 teachers have received additional training so far.
On revitalisation of the agricultural sector, the governor gave reference to how agriculture is transformed under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying “agriculture is the most potent and effective means to bring about change in the lives of the majority of the people in the country.
“Our president has shown that our country would not be left behind in the race to achieve global food security. With unprecedented support to farmers, Nigeria is already poised for progress.
“Here in Yobe State, we would key into this forward-thinking mantra of President Buhari.
“We will work to contribute immensely to the food security of the nation and thereby lift hundreds of thousands of our people out of poverty through agriculture.
“As you all know, we already have the competitive advantage. We have vast and fertile agricultural land for rainy season and dry season agriculture.