Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

The Bauchi State government has successfully signed up no fewer than 35,037 pupils into the ”Tsangaya” (Almajiri) centres.

Malam Abdullahi Muhammad the spokesperson of the Bauchi State Uuniversal Basic Education Board (BASUBEB) made this known in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi on Wednesday.

He said the 931 new schools were established in the last two years to expand and increase access to qualitative, affordable and beneficial education across rural communities .

”Out of the total number of the enrolled pupils 35,037 were males and 14,497 females,” saying the programme was currently going on across nine local government areas.

”The board has so far trained 306 teachers as master trainers and support officers for the proper take off of the various lined up programmes for their successful implementation,” he said.

Newsmen report that the BASUBEB has bought 16,350 units of furniture for primary and Junior Secondary Schools.

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