- Governor Matawalle has donated a whopping sum of N100 million to an Islamic group for the construction of a university
- The governor made the donation when the leaders of the group paid him a courtesy visit
- Matawalle also called on other state governors and wealthy individuals to donate to the group for the the university project
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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has donated the sum of N100 million to the Jamaatu Izalatil Bidah Wa Ikamatul Sunnah (JIBWIS) for the construction of an Islamic University.
The governor made the donation on Monday, July 13, when the leadership of the group under Sheikh Bala Lau paid him a courtesy visit, according to a statement by his special adviser on media and communications, Zailani Bappa, Daily Nigerian reports.
Legit.ng gathered that Matawalle said nothing was too much for the development of education. He, therefore, called on other state governors and wealthy individuals to support the initiative.
In his earlier remarks, Sheikh Bala Lau told the governor that his team was in the state to inspect a school donated to the group by a former governor of Sokoto state.
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Meanwhile, the founder of Slum2School, Otto Orondaam, has proffered a very big solution to the problem of learning in this period when children are forced out of school by the coronavirus pandemic.
He announced his organisation has made it possible for 948 kids to learn remotely with their first Virtual Learning Classroom in Africa.
Otto said his aim is to reach 10,000 kids during this season. To him, impossible is really nothing.
In another report, the Nigerian government has lifted the hopes of private school teachers who have been enduring hardship following the prolonged closure of learning centres due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A report by The Guardian indicates that the federal government is most likely to take over payment of teachers' outstanding salaries since the lockdown started back in March.
Yomi Otubela, the president of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), disclosed this at a Zoom conference. According to Otubela, the salary arrears of private school teachers would be paid from the N2.3 trillion stimulus package recently approved by the federal government.
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