Zamfara secures N1bn TETFund intervention for state-owned university



The Zamfara Government says it has secured 1 billion intervention fund from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) the  state-owned at Talata Mafara.

The Adviser to Gov. Bello Matawalle on , Communication and Public Enlightenment, Alhaji Zailani Bappa, made the disclosure to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday.

Bappa was responding to questions on the achievements recorded in the state by the Matawalle-led administration in one year in office.

He noted that the People Demcratic Party (PDP)-led administration inherited an uncompleted state project in Talata Mafara.

“Considering the importance of continuity in governance, Matawalle decided to with the project.

“Apart from securing the Tetfund intervention, the government appointed management of the and took other measures to have solid foundation of the institution.

“Part of the present administration’s achievements in education sector also included sponsoring 200 indigenes to study Medicine, Paramedicals and Science courses in China, India and Sudan,” he said.

He sais the state government also constructed 600 new classrooms across the state and was renovating 300 others in various primary schools.

Bappa added that furniture as well as other teaching and learning materials were provided to all the newly constructed classrooms and renovated ones across the state.

The state government recently recruited 600 teachers the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

“In its 2020 budget proposal, the state government selected five across the state total renovation.

“The renovation has since started with Government Girl’s Unity Secondary School, Kwatarkwashi.

“The present administration introduced new programmes to improve secondary school feeding to ensure quality food is given to students in the state.

“The state government also released 400 million the release of WAEC and NECO results of secondary school leavers in the state,” Bappa said. (NAN)