Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in Kano State, Alhaji Sha’aban Sharada, has promised better working conditions for teachers in the state, if elected governor in 2023.
Sharada, who is representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said this in a message issued by the Spokesperson of ADP Governorship Campaign Council, Abass Yusha’u, to commemorate this year’s World Teachers’ Day.
According to Sharada, if the party is voted into power, government will identify its best brains from public primary schools to tertiary institutions and support them in the pursuit of their chosen disciplines.
“The logo of our great party is book, which signifies that the party, its candidate and all the aspirants vying for elective positions will reposition the state’s comatose education sector.
“ADP will not only focus on remodeling our Western system of education but also, the Quranic and Tsangaya Schools which the people of the state have been pursuing for centuries.
“It’s time for all Kano patriotic citizens to join hands with ADP in saving the education sector in Kano which is collapsing as a result of negligence of the ruling party,” he said.
He said that teachers bore an indelible mark in the lives of their students by sacrificing and raising leaders of tomorrow.
Sharada, however, noted that the teachers were usually left at the mercy of the few who were exploiting the system for their personal gains, adding that he would change the narrative.
He urged the teachers in the state not to be discouraged from performing their sacred duties of educating and informing the public.
The governorship candidate paid tributes to some pre-independence politicians who were teachers in their own right.
He said that people like the late Malam Aminu Kano, Yusuf Maitama Sule, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria’s former Prime Minister and the late Malam Saadu -Zungur contributed to nation building through teaching and politics.
Newsmen reports that United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) had set aside Oct. 5 of every year to mark World Teachers’ Day.