Deplorable Katsina School after govt spends N2.9 billion on education in one year

Despite a claim by the Katsina State government that it spent over N2.9 billion on education in one year alone, Children of Unguwar Siyaka in the Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, are learning under a terrible deplorable condition.

This is as Unguwar Siyaka Primary School has since collapsed as a result of its deplorable nature.

A visit to the school by Mr. Idris, a journalist, exposed how children in the school are learning under tattered leaking roofs, some sitting on a bare floor while some of the classrooms have no roof and children learn in the open.

Kids learning in the open without roof
Kids learning in the open without a roof

Worse still, Mr. Aminu Masari, the Katsina State Governor claims that under his watch, the Government spent more than N2, 982,842,473 on education in the year 2021 alone.

In the breakdown of how his government spent over N2.9 billion on education when he appeared before the state House of Assembly, Masari said about N1.2 billion was expended on the construction of classrooms for primary schools.

A claim that is yet to be reflected on Unguwar Siyaka Primary School, a visit to the school shows a terribly dilapidated structure kids are learning.

It is not, however, clear how the Masari government had spent such a huge amount of money, and kids are still learning under a terribly dilapidated condition, in the state he claims to have lifted its educational standard.

Masari is not the only offender, across the Nigerian state, at the Local, State, and Federal levels, education does not get priority consideration by the governments.

And often, government and its officials, connive and divert monies meant for education, leaving children of the poor who depend on the public schools to be the worst affected.

And, this is though Katsina State is rated second highest in the ranking of out-of-school children in Nigeria.

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