The Zamfara State Government has declared a state of emergency on education, attributing the development to years of deterioration in the education sector.
The state also announced that it will suspend licences for private educators within its jurisdiction.
Speaking in a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, the state governor, Dauda Lawal, regretted further that “the neglected education system in Zamfara affects all levels, from primary to tertiary institutions, with poor learning environments and personnel.
“To maintain a minimum level of quality in education delivery, the government has suspended the licences of private education providers in the state.
“This will ensure that private schools meet the required standards for providing quality education.”
In addition, according to a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Idris, the declaration of a state of emergency on education is also in line with Lawal’s campaign promises to the people.
The statement read, “In a state broadcast on Tuesday, Governor Dauda Lawal declared a state of emergency in the education sector across Zamfara.