Kano State Government has expressed readiness to admit an additional 100 IDP students at Mariri Boarding Primary and Junior Secondary School.
The State Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru announced this on Tuesday when he and his counterpart of the Ministry of Women Affairs Dr Zahrau Muhammad Umar jointly received the committee representing the parents of the IDP students at the school premises.
A statement issued by ministry of education public relations officer, Aliyu Yusuf and obtained by Solacebase said Malam Muhammad Sanusi explained that accommodating additional students will go a long way in bringing succour to the IDP children who lost their parents as a result of insurgency in Borno state.
On the disagreement between the Ministry of Women Affairs and SUBEB on managing the affairs of the school, the commissioner, according to the statement, called for a review of the Documents that established the school with a view to resolving the issue amicably.
The statement said the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Dr Zah’ra’u Muhammad Umar emphasized the importance of assisting orphans in the society, appealing to wealthy individuals and other agencies to complement government’s effort in running the school.
She however, expressed worries over the confusion between her ministry and the SUBEB in running the affairs of the school, stressing the need by the ministry of education to intervene.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the committee, Hon. Fanta Baba Shehu said that the quarterly visit to the school was initiated to enable the IDP students to have a sense of belonging.
She revealed that majority of the students were carefully selected from the 27 local governments of Borno state.
During the visit, the committee brought 2 sets of uniforms, a sandal and shoes, vest and other materials for the 200 IDP students.