KATCOSA Tasks El-Rufai On Crumbling Infrastructure In Teachers’ College

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai
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From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
Kagoro Teachers’ College Old Students’ Association, KATCOSA has applauded Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s administration over its policies aimed at revamping the education sector, which is critical and needed to boost all-round development.
KATCOSA also urged the Kaduna State government to urgently intervene and arrest the deplorable state in their Alma mater.
National President, KATCOSA, Hassan Abdulkadir Rimi Katsina, gave the commendation and made the plea while speaking during KATCOSA Annual Convention at the school premises in Kagoro over the weekend.
Rimi noted that prioritizing with a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector by the current administration would not only restore the lost glory of education, but that all other sectors that depend on the level of education of the citizenry would also be revived for all-round development.
The KATCOSA president lamented insufficient classrooms, furniture and dilapidated staff quarters in the teachers’ college, which had rid the school of its past glory, adding that inadequate teachers poses a threat to quality education. He said the association was concerned with the welfare of less-privileged members, especially the educational pursuit of their children, coupled with the wellbeing of the college, hence he called on affluent members to contribute meaningfully to those noble tasks.
Rimi commended members for sustaining the association and encouraged them to maintain the good spirit, in the interest of the college.
His Royal Highness the Chief of Kagoro, Ufuwai Bonet, in a message to the occasion through Chief Richard T.B Suku, appreciated KATCOSA for keying into government efforts to restore the fallen standard of education and rebuilding bridges of peace and unity in the state and across the country and urged the association not to relent.
Principal of the school, Mrs Hauwa Yashim regretted the infrastructural decay in the institution, pointing out that the situation of the library in particular was bad as there were no books there, emphasizing that the absence of books was detrimental to the teaching and learning process.
She expressed concern over the sorry state of the examination hall, which lacked furniture and entertained the fear that the two examination bodies, WAEC and NECO might revoked the school’s status as an examination centre.
Mrs Yashim lauded KATCOSA for executing developmental projects in the school, saying the gesture had complimented government efforts tremendously.
The school, formerly known as Kagoro Teachers’ College is now called Government Secondary School, Kagoro
The convention also featured celebration of the golden Jubilee for graduates of the 1965 set, drama on the poor state of education, and cultural display by current students and presentation of prizes by KATCOSA members to JSS 3 students and graduating students who excelled in WAEC and NECO examinations.

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