From the report reaching us, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State on the occasion of presentation of the year 2014 Budget proposal to Kano State House of Assemble on Tuesday 24th December 2013 awarded N20.85 billion for education, with allocations as follows:
- Ministry of Education N15.22billion;
- Ministry for Higher Education N5.61billion.
Below is an excerpt of the report:
Mr. Speaker, in our collective resolve to drive a knowledge base economy, government has already concluded arrangement to adopt a free education for all indigene at all levels: primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state. This is in addition to sponsoring of Kano indigenes to pursue their various degree programmes locally and internationally. Permit me at this point to announce the commencement of the free education for all Kano state indigenes from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions starting from the new academic session in 2014.