7. Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, you are living witnesses to what obtained in the State for several years, especially the education sector which ought to serve as the bedrock of development. Over the years, our State was operating a zero plan on education. Payments of examination fees and s
cholarship were stopped or haphazardly done. There was no deliberate policy for the State to produce doctors, engineers and other professionals needed for development.
8. To quickly address the issue, my administration has already sent 200 youths drawn from all the 14 local governments councils of the State to Sudan, Cyprus, India and China to study paramedical and engineering courses.
9. The Government has also settled the allowances of Zamfara state students at the Nigerian Law School campuses in addition to offsetting substantial part of the backlog of WAEC, NECO, and other examination bodies. Gladly also, this year’s NECO and WAEC fees were already settled.
10. Similarly, my administration has released counterpart funds to UBE which made it possible for the board to draw matching grant and execute various projects under the 2017/2018 intervention grant that include the construction of 900 classrooms across the State among others.