The governor made the pledge during the 23rd matriculation ceremony of Zamfara College of Arts and Science, ZACAS, in Gusau, the state capital.
A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that ZACAS comprises the School of Science Technology, Legal Studies, School of Art and Humanities, School of Mass Communication and Information, and School of Preliminary Studies.
Parts of the statement read, “The matriculation ceremony marked the ushering in of newly admitted 2,369 students for the institution’s 2023/2024 academic session.
“The governor said that the significant number of students who have graduated from the institution over the years speaks volumes about the College’s effectiveness in fulfilling its obligations.
“The governor pledged to provide high-quality, inclusive education for all residents of Zamfara State, regardless of social standing, in alignment with the Social Development Goals on education.
“He conveyed his admiration for the remarkable efforts of the College in providing opportunities to the youth, adding that his government will address challenges facing tertiary institutions, including funding, laboratories, affiliation, accreditation, and institutional structure upgrades.
“As part of his administration’s commitment to prioritising education, Governor Lawal reassured his will to invest massively in upgrading the infrastructure and other learning tools in all tertiary institutions.”
Earlier, the Provost of the Zamfara College of Arts and Science, ZACAS, Dr. Yakubu Sani, commended the governor for being the highest provider of scholarships in the past decade.
“The provost acknowledged that over the past ten years, the governor has annually provided scholarships to more than 200 ZACAS students from personal funds,” the statement added.