Bauchi Governor Affirms Commitment to Enhance Education, Combat Poverty.


Bauchi Governor (middle) in a group Photograph with STG Workshop participants in Abuja.

By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.

Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi state says his administration will work closely with community leaders to tackle truancy in schools through the utilization of technology.

The Governor made the commitment at the opening of the Compact Development Workshop for the System Transformation Grant STG organised by the Global Partnership for Education GPE in Abuja.

The System Transformation Grant is a 117 million initiative in Nigeria, whoch seeks to enhance education and combat poverty in six selected states of Bauchi, Kebbi, Abia, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos.

Bala Muhammed said emphasized his administration’s commitment to addressing crucial aspects of the project, which focuses on innovative strategies to enhance enrollment, retention, performance, completion, and transition within the education system.

He said the collaborative efforts between his administration, the Federal Government, and UNICEF to address poverty and improve educational standards were aimed at ensuring that families have food on their tables while conquering poverty in the state.

While acknowledging the existing challenges of an overstretched educational system and inadequate infrastructure, the Governor assured participants that his administration was committed to resolving these issues.

The Compact Development Workshop is a platform for education stakeholders from the various states to strategize and align plans for optimal utilization of the STG grant.

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