The Kano State Government has launched its school feeding programme in about 6,800 public primary schools to incorporate pupils from Primary 4-6 across the state.
Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje announced this at the inauguration of the programme held at Child-Friendly Initiative School, Wudil Local Government Area.
The programme is aimed at enhancing school enrolment and improving their wellbeing will which will gulp N350 million every month.
The federal government through its school feeding programme is already providing food for primary one to three pupils.
“The programme is part of our administration’s free and compulsory education policy, which targets the vulnerable children, the girl-child education and integration of Qur’anic education.
“This programme must be sustained through transparency and accountability in the system because of its importance. That is why we have set up a Community Promotion Committee to ensure thorough supervision,” he added.
Ganduje also announced that a quality assurance committee has been set up to ensure that teaching and learning standards in public schools are not compromised.
He said the aim of integrating Qur’anic schools with basic formal education, alongside supporting them with food, was to prevent the pupils from begging and expand their capacity to engage in developmental affairs.