Katsina State Government has spent over N14 million on the purchase of asorted equipments and materials for technical and vocational education, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Hajiya Halima Othman, has said.
Othman made the disclosure in Katsina on Saturday while distributing the facilities to seven secondary schools in the state.
The permanent secretary was represented by the Director Quality Assurance in the Ministry, Alhaji Zayyana Zubairu.
Othman said that the state government would continue to accord priority to education because of its relevance to nation building.
She further said that the administration would continue to boost technical and vocational education in recognition of its importance in creating job opportunities for youths.
The permanent secretary urged the benefiting schools to make judicious use of the facilities for the development of technical education in the state.
Earlier, the Zonal Coordinator, Education Quality Assurance, Katsina, Alhaji Nasiru Kado, appreciated the effort of the state government in providing the equipment and material to the schools.
He said that it would go a long way in assisting students studying technical subjects to acquire technical know-how and learn vocational skills that would assist in making them self reliant in future.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the benefiting schools were Dikko College, Katsina; Government Day Secondary School Kofar Yandaka, Government Unity Secondary School Malumfashi and Sir Usman Nagoggo College of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Katsina.
Others were Government Pilot Secondary School Daura, Government Pilot Secondary School Mani, and Government Pilot Secondary School Funtua.