By Isa Lapai, Minna
The member representing Niger East Senatorial district of Niger state, Senator David Umaru has bemoaned the deplorable condition of the education sector in the country urging federal and state government to put in more effort in the sector.
He expressed fear for the future of the nation when the state of the education sector which is meant to educate the future leaders is in deplorable state.
Umaru who spoke to newsmen in Minna stressed on the need to place premium attention to education lamenting a situation where most rural schools have no teachers and government abandon such schools because they are in the rural area.
“We need to go premium to education because the education sector is in a deplorable condition. I wonder what the future of the nation will be like if government do not put in more effort in education.”
The Chairman of the Senate committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters disclosed that he is poised for intervention and innovation in the education sector across his senatorial district adding that he has expended N10 million to carry out various education programmes and initiative.
Umaru explained that 325 students have been sponsored to write CBT JAMB examinations, 300 students have been sponsored to write NECO common entrance examinations under the education programmes while there have been direct payment of school fees to indigent children.
He further said that 412 women and widows are currently undergoing a four month training programme in tailoring in the nine local government areas of the senatorial district.
The Senator assured that he will not relent in his struggle to make life better for all individuals within the senatorial district.