The newly appointed Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Zamfara, Malam Wadatau Madawaki, has said science and technical education will remain a top priority of the state’s educational policy.
Madawaki, one of the 18 commissioners sworn in on Tuesday by Governor Dauda Lawan, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday.
The commissioner explained that the state would adopt such policies, particularly at the basic level, so that the school children would be prepared with techniques and skills to aid self-employment in the future.
He said that such quality education at the basic level would develop the capacity of the children right from the beginning and serve as the bedrock for their further education at the tertiary level.
Madawaki who recalled with concern how insecurity disrupted and grounded the educational structure of the state, assured that he would use his vast experience as an educationist to engender meaningful development in the system.
“Our educational policy will give the required attention to science and technical vocation as part of means of empowering our youths and reviving the state economy.
“We are engaging experts and specialists from all parts of the state and beyond to use their experience and revive the educational system of the state.
“Henceforth, none of our children will graduate and be waiting for government jobs because they would have acquired skills at the basic level for self-employment,” he said.
Madawaki maintained that secondary and tertiary education could only be meaningful with a solid foundation at the basic or elementary level.
He, therefore, promised that the state would ensure the provision of quality education at the basic level to serve as a bedrock for other levels of learning.