The Kano State Ministry of Education has described as baseless and misleading, a media report titled “Government Technical College operating in a borrowed apartment” aired by a radio station in the state.
PlatinumPost reports that Freedom Radio 99.5 FM had allegedly reported in its popular Hausa programme, ‘in da ranka’ that the school is operating in a borrowed apartment in the state.
However, the state Commission of Education, Muahammad Kiru, in a statement Saturday, signed by Aliyu Yusuf, Chief Public Relations Officer of the ministry, said the report is a calculated attempt by the radio station to redicule the ministry and the Kano State Government.
The commissioner explained that the only school operated under such arrangement was the one established during the administration of the former governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in 2012 when there was demand for an urgent need to establish additional Technical Colleges in 23 local government councils to train students on vocational skills.
He added that such urgency was what prompted the then government of the state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the management of Sani Abacha Youth Centre to use some blocks of its classrooms for speedy take-off of the Technical College in Kumbotso Local Government.
“According to records available as inherited in the Ministry, a permanent site for the College was secured at Yan’danko and the building is at a completion stage, stressing that as soon as it is completed, the students will be shifted to the permanent site,” the statement said.
Kiru further lamented that, such misleading report would not add value to the society rather, it would create confusion and disharmony.
“While urging members of the public to disregard the report which was prepared by one of Freedom Radio reporters on 28th April, 2021, he appealed to media organizations to always relate as partners in progress not to be operating as agents of distroying public confidence on government and its policies,” the statement appealed.