Lawmaker donates laptops to 4,274 students in Kano
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Lawmaker donates laptops to 4,274 students in Kano

A member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Abubakar (APC-Kano), has donated laptop and desktop computers and other educational materials to 4,274 secondary school students in his constituency.

The NewsZenith reports that Abubakar, representing Bichi Federal Constituency of Kano State, presented the items to the beneficiaries on Wednesday in Bichi.

He said that the gesture aimed at complementing government efforts in providing basic educational materials to schools in the state.

The gesture, he noted would enhance quality of teaching and learning in schools and also make education affordable.

“We want to assist our children to have basic learning materials to excel in their academic pursuits.

“I gave this assignment to members of the education committee of our constituency.

“And they came up with accurate statistics on the number of students and schools we have.

“So, today we are presenting 15,511 books, 550 computers, printers and 4,274 school bags to the beneficiaries.

“This is to ensure that every child in this constituency goes to school with the necessary learning materials,” he said.

The lawmaker informed the gathering that he had built and furnished 200 blocks of classrooms in 11 schools in the constituency.

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He added that he plans to give scholarships to graduates in the constituency who wish to further their education abroad.

“To address the paucity of teachers in our public schools, I will engage 150 graduates in addition to the existing 106, to support the few teachers employed by the state government.”

Abubakar advised parents to prioritise the education of their children.

He added that such a move would enable them to become useful to themselves and society in general.

Receiving the items on behalf of the students, the Chairman of Bichi Local Government Area, Prof. Yusuf Sabo, thanked the lawmaker for the gesture.

Sabo remarked that the huge donation was the first of its kind in the history of the council.

Earlier, Alhaji Lawan Shehu, a member representing the Bichi constituency in the Kano State House Assembly, described the gesture as a giant stride.

Shehu said the donation is an investment in the future of younger generation in the constituency.


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