The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that the construction of six Science Boarding Secondary Schools, with financial support from the Islamic Development Bank has reached 98 per cent completion.
Commissioner for Education Halima Lawal stated this at the opening of a 5-day training for teachers, monitoring and evaluation officers and school administrators.
Halima, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Haliru Soba said the schools are two, one for boys and the other for girls, in each of the three senatorial districts. According to the commissioner, the aim is to promote science education and increase the number of graduates with a view to developing the needed science-based manpower for development of the state.
She said the schools are located at Hunkuyi Kudan Local Government Area; Pambegua in Kubau; Rigachikun, Igabi, Buruku, Chikun, Jere, Kagarko and Manchok in Kaura Local Government Area.
The Project Manager Shehu Isah also explained that 321 teachers, school administrators and inspectors are participating in the training, adding that out of the 321 participants, 270 are teachers, made up of 90 science teachers and 180 are non-science teachers.