Ganduje approves N4.66 billion to feed pupils as schools set to reopen

Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the sum of N4.66 billion for school feeding programme of primary and secondary school students in the state in preparation to reopen schools

The state Commissioner for Education, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’ad Kiru, disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano during the opening ceremony of a Computer Literacy Workshop on preventive measures of COVID-19 for school principals held at the Ministry of Education.

The commissioner called on the principals to ensure that students are fed with quality meals, warning that diversion of the foodstuffs or funds made for the school feeding programme will not be tolerated

According to him, due to the hike in the prices of foodstuffs, the Governor Ganduje
approved the upward review of allocation for school feeding up to the tune of N4.66
billion.

He however added that the approval was part of preparations to reopen schools after the global coronavirus pandemic.

Malam Sa’ad Kiru also stated that all arrangements have been made to pay teachers allowances and other entitlements.

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