In its effort to bring back out of school children to schools, the State Universal Basic Education Board Kano (SUBEB) under the State Better Education Service delivery for All (BESDA) programme has established additional Tsangaya and Learning centers to enroll both male and female out of school children to enable them access basic quality education.
The Executive Chairman, Dr. Danlami Hayyo, announced this while addressing Master Trainer participants of HASKE refresher training taking place in Kaduna.
Dr. Hayyo, who was represented by the Director Planning Research and statistics and also BESDA Focal Person, Mallam Mujittaba said the refresher training was aimed at updating the skills of the Master trainers on HASKE teaching methodology, adding that the Master trainers would step- down to teachers at Local Government level.
The Executive Chairman noted that the HASKE teaching methodology is a simple way of teaching, designed for Out of School children and drop out, stressing that the method involved Fun, Full of songs and it is activity and learner based as well as the use of local language (Hausa) during facilitation.
Dr. Danlami said though Kano state is one of the states with the highest number of out of School children in the country, the state was able to reduce the number under the ongoing BESDA program intervention and the commitment of state Government in taking various measures and strategies at ensuring that all School aged children have access and good opportunity to Basic education.
According to him, the Board has conducted examination for 323, 793 learners who were taught through HASKE teaching and learning process noted that eighty Seven percent of the candidates scored eighty and above.
He reiterated that the state government under the leadership of Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has accorded priority to education including Tsangaya and learning centers in collaboration with BESDA as well as the Government construction of new toilets and provision of the Tsangaya/ Learning Centers with mats, white chalk board and incentive for teachers/proprietors to serve as motivation among others.
Dr. Hayyo used the occasion to commend the effort of the state government under the leadership of Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for timely release of enough funds to support Basic Education every year and then called upon the participants to justify the amount expended on the training by extending the skills and knowledge acquired during the training to the teachers at LGEA level.
The Director Planning Research and Statistics and also BESDA Focal Person, Mallam Mujittaba disclosed that as part of cohort II activities implementation, BESDA in Kano is targeting 345,000 learners from Tsangaya and learning centers in 44 Local Government areas for HASKE teaching and learning process.
The Director, Social Mobilization who is also the lead person, Result Area 1 Component, Hajiya Amina Umar, said her component has since commenced validation exercise of Tsangaya and Learning centres to ensure smooth take off.
Two participants on behalf of their colleagues, Malam Bashir Indabo and Mallam Ubale Garba thanked the organizers for proper arrangement and pledged to work hard to achieve the sets goals of BESDA programme.