Sokoto state, in collaboration with the government of Niger Republic, will
establish a cluster of new schools that will be run on dual curriculum of
English and French, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has announced.
Speaking after he attended the inauguration of President Mahamadou
Issouffou in Niamey, the Niger capital, Tambuwal said the schools will be
established in border towns with the first, to be sited in Gudu LGA of
Sokoto, coming on stream before the end of 2016.
“The schools will promote cultural ties between the two governments and
will train new set of students that will be proficient in both English and
French,” the Governor said.
Tambuwal said the people of Sokoto have long cultural and historical ties
with its neighbours across the border, and government will introduce wide
ranging policies that will enhance the ties.
While restating the determination of his administration to raise the
standard f education in Sokoto, the Governor said the state of emergency
declared in the sector last December has made appreciable impact and its
benefit would be felt for a long time.