Children of the Gafasa community in Ajingi Local Government Area of Kano State are learning under a terrible condition, and this is even as the government under the supervision of Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor had claimed to have spent millions of naira on education.
A visit to the school shows children learning while sitting on the floor in a deplorable building without a roof, with a teacher teaching them using a blackboard on the wall.
Worse still, Ganduje bagged the 2018 Best Governor award for doing excellent in education. The Telegraph newspaper which gave the award said Ganduje had performed extremely well in the education and health sector.
Monitng, a public accountability organization that visited the school, uncovered how the children are learning sitting on the floor. A condition that is the most terrible for kids to learn.
Miss Aisha, a teacher in one of the public primary schools close to Bayero University Kano, who spoke to MAWA, described public education in the state as most unfortunate.
According to her, the state government does not seem to care about making quality investments in education. She, however, pointed out that most of the public schools are in terrible condition, and those who have relatively fair infrastructure do not have qualified teachers.
A situation, she pointed out that has contributed hugely to poor quality education in Kano state.
“I am a teacher in Kano State with over 27 years’ experience, having thought in five different local governments, I can tell you education in Kano state is in a deep shamble,” Aisha told MAWA.
Mr. Dakata who prefers his first name mentioned, who spoke to MAWA via a telephone conversation, accused the Kano state government of diverting monies meant for education and leaving schools in a deplorable condition.
“As a development practitioner that has done huge work in education and health, I have visited a huge number of public schools in Kano, many of them are in a pitiable condition with dilapidated infrastructures and unqualified teachers,” Dakata said.
MAWA Foundation could not immediately reach out to the Kano State Government for an official response.