The Katsina State Government has approved the employment of 1,000 security guards for all boarding secondary schools to secure lives and property of students.
Gov. Aminu Masari disclosed this during the Third Convocation ceremony of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina on Saturday.
According to The News Agency of Nigeria,Masari said that the decision was in view of the prevailing security situation in the country.
“Even though Katsina is considered as one of the most peaceful states in the country, the government is not taking chances to allow students to be vulnerable to attacks by criminals.
“The state government is committed to protection of lives and property of the state’s citizens as well as the students,’’ he said.
The governor recalled that when he assumed office in 2015, he made it clear that his mission was to recover the lost glory of the state in education and agriculture.
He said his administration equipped existing schools, building new ones, increase the number of enrolment, recruiting qualified teachers and retraining of manpower to make the sector attractive.
“We believe that a learned society that is attune to the demand of its time is a more successful one, that is why we continuously commit a huge percentage of the state budget to the education sector,’’ he said.