Sokoto State Government and the British Council will expand areas of cooperation on education for the mutual benefit of the two entities, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said.
Speaking in Sokoto at a breakfast meeting he held for the visiting Head of the Council, Sir Ciaron Devane and his team on March 2, 2016, Tambuwal said his administration’s commitment to education remains firm.
“This government, as well as religious and traditional institutions in the state, have made education out topmost priority and we will ensure that every child gets access to quality education” the governor said.
According to him, despite its efforts, the state government needs help from all stakeholders to enable it achieve its set objectives. A statement by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imamquoted Mr Devane in a remark as saying that both the Sokoto government and British Council will collaborate closely in areas of school leadership, higher and basic education, and teacher development.
He commended Tambuwal for his foresight in prioritising education, saying the investment in the sector will pay important dividend in the future. While adding that British Council has experience of working in 115 countries, Devane said they have a lot to offer Sokoto state and Nigeria. He said the British Council has been involved with Nigeria since 1943, and will continue to work with all stakeholders to develop education in Nigeria.