British Council in Nigeria has hailed the existing relationship between it and Kano state government, saying more collaborations are expected, moving forward.
The Country Director of British Council, Lucy Pearson stated this when she paid a courtesy visit to governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, at his office, Tuesday.
He said- “We and the government and the people of Kano state have enjoyed a long history of interactions and profound friendship and relationship that is deep and firm in Education, Culture and Society
“The future for us at the British Council is quite exciting. We plan to continue our work in supporting community led projects through sports, supporting systems and processes in the education sector across the primary, secondary and higher education levels.”
According to a statement by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Kano state Governor and sent to African Community News, she said the Council would continue with the capacity building initiatives for teachers through “…our Connecting Classrooms programme. Where teachers are trained on 21st century skills and continue our investments in the creative sector, enhancing skills.”
To further shed more light on how what the future holds in the partnership, she said “Your Excellency, on behalf of British Council Nigeria, I would like to thank you and the good people of Kano for warmly welcoming us to Kano. I look forward to more opportunities to visit Kano in the very near future and to continue our long history of valuable interactions.”
The Regional Coordinator of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Kano Office, Nafisa Ado, commended state “…for its intention to strengthen the state’s free and compulsory education policy by directing the redevelopment of 5,000 civil servants with requisite qualification in education to the classroom to teach aandalso committing to give the integrated civil servants a two weeks induction before deployment to schools and an additional one week refresher training every term.”