By Muhammad Bello
Sokoto, Oct. 24, 2020 A Member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Yusuf Kurdullah (APC-Sokoto), has lauded the Federal government for establishing a Federal College of Education in Sokoto State.
Kurdullah, who was speaking to newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday, said that the establishment of Gidan Madi Federal College of Education in Tangaza Local Government Area (LGA) was an achievement recorded by the Nigerian education sector.
“This project has come to reality as a result of intelligence performance, commitment, devotion to services and contribution of our senators, most especially the bill sponsored by Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Constituency.
“The Gidan Madi Federal College of Education is an opportunity for parents and guardians in Tangaza LGA and the neighbouring community to enrol their children into a school of higher learning.
“However, I have confidence that the Federal Government would provide all the necessary facilities for the smooth take-off of the institution to ensure quality education,” he said.
The lawmaker who represents Gudu/Tangaza Federal Constituency, explained that the establishment of six federal colleges of education, one in each of the six geo-political zones of the country, showed the intention of government toward a reliable system of education.
“However, the Federal Government needs to ensure proper security arrangement in the colleges to enable the realisation of the educational system we desire.
“Moreover, the Federal Ministry of Education and the management of the colleges should make admission easy for indigenes of the areas and consider them in all recruitment exercise,” Kurdullah said.
He enjoined governments, NGO’s, and traditional leaders to sustain more enlightenment on the importance of education, particularly that of girl-child education.
“Such collective effort will produce more scientists, medical doctors, engineers, health officers and other professionals that would eventually allow us to meet up with the current global challenges,” he said.