Kano State Declares Free Education from Primary to University Level


The Kano state Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has declared free and compulsory education in the state commencing from the 2014 academic year.

He made the declaration during the presentation of 2014 appropriation bill to the House of Assembly.

According to Vanguard, Kwankwaso stated that “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.”

The Governor added that “this is in addition to sponsoring of Kano indigenes to pursue their various degree programmes locally and internationally”, pointing out that 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.”

In order to ensure effective implementation of the new programme, the Education sector got the largest share of the sectoral allocation with over N20billion with Ministry of Education N15.22billion; while its ministry for Higher Education counterpart got N5.61billion.

This is a laudable move. The education sector needs to be well funded not just in Kano state but in all states of the country. We hope this policy would be sustainable and result in a better future for the children resident in the state.

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