The Kaduna government on Wednesday, June 2 announced that it has begun the distribution of 120,552 free uniforms worth N441 million to students in junior and senior secondary schools in the state. The Deputy Governor of the state Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, who launched the distribution exercise in Kaduna, said that each student in public school would receive a pair of uniforms.
According to Balarabe, the distribution exercise is in line with the Gov. Nasir El-Rufai administration’s promise to make basic and post-basic education free and accessible for all children of school age, aimed at lessening the financial burden on parents.
Balarabe who declared that the initiative was to help tackle poverty, improve livelihood and ensure sustainable growth and development, said the state government would continue to supply teaching and learning materials, free uniforms, and ICT tools to pupils and students in all schools.
One of the beneficiary students, Gloria Bako of Government Girls Secondary School Kawo, thanked the state government for the free uniforms and the free education policy being implemented in the state.