Education is the bedrock of every society mantra is in tandem with the blueprint of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state to reduce the number of out-of-school children and those seeking admission into tertiary intuitions. Bauchi state was bedevilled by poor learning environment, quack teachers/lecturers, and poor driven minds, among others.
Successive governments have tried in vain to overhaul the decay in the education sector necessitating Bala Mohammed to prioritise the sector being a father, a mentor, linguistic and pro-education.
The governor constituted a high powered committee of academics to chart way a forward. This led to the appointment of Dr Tilde, commissioner for education; Dr. Surun Bai Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, chairman SUBEB; Senator Adamu Gumba, Chairman Governing Council College of education, Azare; Adamu Mohammed Wakili, Chairman, Governing Council College of Education, Kangere, among other patriotic citizens to manage the learning institutions in the state.
Dr. Tilde being a comrade had long overhauled the schools state-wide, changing the game on truancy, corruption, lack of adherence to curriculum among others. The governor said, “My administration has provided teaching and learning materials worth millions of naira and distributed state-wide to the beneficiaries”.
He said the Better Education Service Delivery is for all BESDA Programmes aimed to curb the level of illiteracy via tracking and mopping of out-of-school children and returning them to classrooms”. A total of 94,0000 have been identified and enrolled into the 940 centers while 2168 indigenes have been temporarily employed as facilitators posted to teach in line with the international teaching guidelines.
Governor Bala stated that his administration has expended over N8 billion on the implementation of capital projects in the education sector. Accordingly, the governor said his government will continue to fulfil its agreements with development partners.
2019 was the turning point for the passionate governor who meant good for his state that was tagged “Dan Gari mai son ilmi”. Individuals benefitted from various construction and renovation exercises and supply of working tools. Governor Bala is transforming Bauchi state in all ramifications and history will not forget him as one the best governors of the state.
Umar Usman Duguri,