The Kaduna State Government on Thursday began the distribution of over 230,000 free uniforms to students of public junior and senior secondary schools in the state.
The Commissioner of Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, who flagged-off the distribution at the Government Secondary School, Kachia Urban, said all public school students would be provided with free uniforms.
He said the gesture was part of government’s efforts to support parents in providing quality education to children across the state.
Makarfi explained that government was not only providing free uniforms, but equally providing text books, quality teachers, school furniture and improving school environment to improve learning outcomes.
“The government will continue to do its best in improving learning environment in the over 500 secondary schools in the state.
“We are equally aware of the shortage of quality teachers in our public schools. I want to assure you that very soon the Teachers Service Board will conclude the recruitment of 7,600 teachers for secondary schools,” he said.
The commissioner encouraged the female students to study hard, adding that the government will provide scholarship to particularly female students to study medicine and other medical courses in foreign universities.
Earlier, Deputy Director, Public Schools, Malam Idris Aliyu, said the distribution would be done in two phases between now and December.
Aliyu explained that more than 110,000 uniforms would be distributed in the first phase, while over 120,000 would be distributed in the second phase.