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Gov. Yusuf Approves Resuscitation of College of Education, Kunchi

Abba Kabir Yusuf Governor Kano State

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has granted approval for the restoration of the College of Education, Kunchi.

This announcement was made by the Commissioner of the Ministry for Higher Education, Dr. Yusuf Ibrahim Kofarmata, during his 2nd meeting with heads of tertiary institutions and the management of the ministry, held at Yusuf Maitama Sule University’s Council Chamber on Friday.

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Dr. Kofarmata underscored the essence of establishing the institution around 2013 was to ease access to teaching education to candidates from Norhern part of the state.

He stressed that the coversion of the College as annext to another Institute defeated the cooncept and essence of its establishment.

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He further explained that the primary purpose of establishing the college in that location was to provide adequate and high-quality teacher manpower to the state.

“Previously, it was very difficult for youth especially women in that location to pursue further studies, unless they went to former CARS or Sa’adatu Rimi, Collage of Education, Kumbotso then, which was stressful, inconvenient, and expensive,” Kofarmata noted.

Similarly, the Commissioner urged heads of state-owned institutions to introduce necessary modernizations for the immediate implementation of distance learning programs.

Dr. Yusuf elaborated that if program actualize, undoubtedly, it contribute significantly to the development of education, especially for those unable to attend conventional studies due to various reasons.

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Dr. Kofarmata underscored the significant achievements made under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in the education sector. These achievements include sponsoring indigenous students who graduate with first-class honors to pursue further studies abroad, providing support to institutions, fostering a harmonious working relationship between the ministry and institutions, facilitating payment for Bayero University, Kano (BuK) students, and reducing registration fees in all state-owned institutions to indigens, among others.

The meeting addressed vital issues, and possible recommendations were made, including the upgrading of three institutions’ mosques to Friday status, harmonization of three universities’ calendars, formation of students security club, and enhancement of staff welfare, etc.

Similarly a statement by Sunusi A. K/Naisa Chief Information Officer, Min. for Higher Education, Kano said reports were also presented by the heads of tertiary institutions, highlighting the progress, challenges, and solutions for the institutions.

He said in their separate remarks, heads of state-owned institutions and the new Senior Special Adviser to the state governor, Alhaji Jazuli Abdulkadir Gaya, Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry Aminu Yusuf Kura and new Director revenue, Sulaiman Bari expressed high satisfaction with the forum and thanked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and dedication and commitment to revitalizing the education sector.

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