The Kano State Government on Wednesday said it would spend over N4.6bn yearly to feed about 50,000 public boarding students in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Mohammadu Kiru, said this in Kano to mark his one year in office, adding that the State Executive Council had approved the review of the feeding fees of students for contractors request due to the hike in food items.
According to Kiru, the incumbent administration is also spending N93m on feeding of students of Bi-lingual College, Niamey, Niger Republic, just as another N107m will be spent on pupils who are resuming school soon.
The commissioner also said academic activities would commence at the five new mega unity schools in each of the five emirates in Kano State – Rano, Kano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi – on January 2021 with 303 students in each of the schools.
‘’We reviewed the rate of feeding for our boarding schools. A proposal was submitted to the State Executive Council and I am happy to inform you that in Kano, we are going to spend N4.66bn for the feeding of our boarding students. This is a laudable achievement, as no state in Nigeria is spending such a huge amount of money.’’