During the 7th and 8th Combined Convocation Ceremony of Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, emphasized the inseparable relationship between security and education.
Radda firmly stated that meaningful education cannot exist without adequate security measures.
The governor expressed deep concerns regarding the impact of banditry on schools, which has resulted in disruptions and closures, depriving students of valuable learning opportunities. To address these challenges, Radda’s administration has implemented strategic measures to enhance security in educational institutions.
One such initiative is the establishment of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps, which aims to ensure the safety and security of schools throughout the state. Radda highlighted the critical role of security in education, emphasizing that without it, the educational system suffers. He acknowledged that several local governments in the state have experienced school closures due to banditry, and in some cases, schools have become hideouts for criminals.
Radda’s government remains committed to building a brighter future for the people of Katsina. To address the issue of out-of-school children, the governor outlined plans to collaborate with partners and religious institutions to reintegrate them into formal education. This collaboration aims to provide essential academic tools and foster inclusivity within the educational system.
Governor Radda’s focus on the intertwined nature of security and education underscores the importance of a safe and conducive environment for effective learning and the overall development of students.