By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Katsina Teachers College Old Boys Association has concluded plans to present 531 new sets of furniture to Governor Aminu Bello Masari as their contributions to the college.
Secretary of the Class 1979 graduates, Alhaji Kabir Lawal Ruma, stated this while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, August 7, 2020 on preparation for the forth coming event on Tuesday.
Lawal explained that the 531 new sets of furniture would provide seats to 1,581 students of the college.
He further explained that the graduates of the Class 1979 has repaired 334 seats which would carter for over 1000 students of the college.
The Scribe said before this development, the set of 1979 had constructed a block of two classrooms and provided library materials to the College.
He commended Governor Masari for spending over N300 million on the construction of over 40 new classrooms, general rehabilitation and suppy of instructional materials to the college.
He advised old boys to complement government’s efforts towards providing conducive learning environment in the country; saying government alone cannot provide all the necessary teaching and learning requirements without the assistance of stakeholders.
Katsina Teachers College was built in 1921 and the oldest institution of higher learning in northern Nigeria.
It produced prominent Nigerians such as the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa; the First Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello (Sardauna of Sokoto); and Sir Kashim Ibrahim, first Governor of Northern Nigeria; as well as Dr. Shehu Idris, the Emir of Zazzau.