Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that his administration would collaborate with the government of Niger Republic to establish a cluster of new schools that will be run on dual curriculum of English and French.
Tambuwal on his return Sunday after he attended the inauguration of President Mahamadou Issouffou in Niamey, the Niger capital said the schools would be established in sokoto border towns with the Niger Repulblic for the benefit of the two neighbouring countries.
According to him the schools are to be sited in Gudu LGA of Sokoto state adding that the school would be operational before the end of 2016.
The governor said in addition to the sturdy of English and French, the schools will promote cultural ties between the two governments and will train new set of students that will be proficient in both English and French.
Tambuwal explained that the people of Sokoto have long cultural and historical ties with its neighbours across the border, and government would introduce wide-ranging policies that will enhance the ties.
While restating the determination of his administration to raise the standard of education in Sokoto, the Governor said the state of emergency declared in the sector last December has made appreciable impact and its benefit would be felt for a long time.