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ENDING CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS: ZSUBEB MEET EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS

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Zamfara State government has called on the United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) to assist the state in it’s bid to coming up with strategies that are aimed at ending corporal punishment in schools under the basic education arrangement.

The executive chairman made the call during an interface with critical stakeholders in education including security agencies in Gusau the state capital on Thursday.

Those summoned for the interface included traditional rulers, members of the state SBMC, and other stakeholders and according to the Public Relations Officer of the board Ibrahim Musa Maizare, the meeting was organized by the board together with the UNICEF.

The Chairman urged the stakeholders to support the government initiative in ending measures that are considered threat to the development of education in the state.

He assured that, the present administration is making effort toward coming up with the initiative that would help in reviving education in the state.

UNICEF consultant Ahmad Hashim Tsanu who presented a paper titled “Overview on violence against schools a call to stop corporal punishment in schools” said all stakeholders and indeed the security agencies have a greater role to play in ending corporal punishment in all public schools and when synergy is enhanced, the objective could be achieved.

On his part, Mahe Bello focal person UNICEF representing Zamfara state Ministry of Education presented a paper titled “the effects of corporal punishment on children enrollment, retention transition and completion of basic education which features various strategies aimed at ending corporal punishment in schools.

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FMR. ZAMFARA SPEAKER SCORES (229) TO DELIVERS POLING

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Former Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly Sanusi Garba Rikiji of the APC has scored a total of (229) votes to defeat the PDP who polls (61) votes only.

His poling unit is Rumfar Galadima (013) in Gusau the capital city of Zamfara State.

As for the result of the state house of assembly in his poling units, APC scored a total of (232) to defeat the PDP who polls (51) votes.

Rikiji is currently the house of reps candidate for Gusau and Tsafe in the 2023 election, whose election was declared inclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He is contesting the seat together with the serving members Kabiru Amadu Mai Palace, who is from the opposition PDP.

 

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CHAIR ZBIRS, WORKS COMMISSIONER, DELIVERS POLING UNITS

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The Chairman of Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue Service, Ali Akilu Dama Bungudu has also delivered his poling unit.

His party the APC scored a total (173) to defeat the PDP who scored (111) votes.

Similar votes were also recorded for both political parties at the level of State assembly elections.

Similarly, Zamfara State Commissioner for Works Rabiu Garba Gusau has delivered his poling units with a wide margin to defeat the PDP.

APC scored (96) votes to defeat the opposition People’s Democratic Party, which scored (16) votes for both the Governorship election and state assembly for Gusau (1) at his poling unit.

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SHA’AYAU S. PAWA MAFARA SCORES (502) VOTES TO DEFEAT PDP WITH ZERO VOTE.

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A political ally of former Governor Yari Sha’ayau Yusuf S. Paws has defeated PDP in his Township Primary school poling unit in Talatar Marafa local government area of Zamfara State.

According to an official result sheet, the politician who is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC) scored (502) votes to defeat the PDP who scored (0) votes.

The politician has made history since 2015 by maintaining the only poling units which opposition party has never won a single vote during election.

He repeated the same history during the 2023 Presidential and national assembly elections conducted three weeks back, when PDP failed to score a single vote.

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