From: ZULAIHAT AHMAD UBA
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education, Professor Auwalu Halilu Arzai, made this assertion during his familiarization visit to the School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Development in Rano on Monday.
In a statement signed by Aminu Bello Sani Professor Auwalu Arzai highlighted that despite the state government’s provision of infrastructure, manpower, and conducive learning environments, there is minimal patronage of schools in rural areas.
The School of Rural Technology in Rano has been in operation for over 40 years, but the number of students in all the courses remains significantly low.
The Special Adviser expressed the government’s commitment to seek support from the Office of the Head of Civil Service to encourage middle-class workers willing to advance their education to consider enrolling in higher institutions in rural areas to bridge this gap.
Sulaiman Hashim Rano, the Director of the School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Development in Rano, commended the current government of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf for prioritizing education at all levels. He identified challenges such as student shortages, the need for student hostel renovations, and improvements in wall fencing as areas that require attention.
He also advised parents to consider enrolling their children in the college.
During the visit, the Special Adviser interacted with academic staff and inspected the facilities.