Education Sector Planning

The Kano State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has made “Quality Education” one of the seven pillars leading to the social and economic development of Kano State. The Education Strategic Plan (ESP) provides the framework for educational development in Kano State over the next ten years, 2018-2027, is a significant step towards fulfilment of the State’s obligations.

ESP process requires the extensive participation and collaboration of all agencies under the Ministry to reflect agreed policies, objectives, targets and priorities across the education system. This becomes more relevant with the merger of two other ministries [Ministry for Higher Education and Ministry of Science and Technology] to become Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

The present Plan aligned with the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE) Ministerial Strategic Plan 2016-2019 and the Educational Frame work of Action 2030 as well as Strategic Development Goals (SDG-4).

Harmonizing the merger of the two additional ministries, this means including the tertiary institutions, coupled with the need to provide inclusive education so as to alleviate the problems of gender parity, physically challenged and socially vulnerable individual in the society. Entrepreneurial/TVET education is another area included in this new ESP to address the present problem of unemployment through creation of self-employed individuals. The current security challenges facing the nation were also tackled in this ESP through the inclusion of security education section.


Furthermore, funding of all levels of education require huge investments to ensure expansion of equitable access and improvement of quality education. This situation is compounded with the current economic recession facing the country.


Areas considered in the ESP are geared toward achieving the following objectives:

  1. Provision of inclusive education that will result in gender parity and harnessing all the human resources available towards the development of the State economically and socially.
  2. Provision of self-employed individuals that would contribute their quota towards the development of the State and the Nation in general.
  3. Provision of qualitative Basic Education for all citizens as enshrined in the National Policy of Education (NPE).
  4. Enhancing planning and management for the education system through the use modern methods like EMIS, MTSS and other important new techniques of educational management.


The 2018-2027 ESP is designed with consideration of the scarce resources available to the State and the education sector in particular, thus a judicious use of the resources for maximum educational benefit. It also suggested ways for providing additional funds for education through the Development Partners and wealthy individuals.

In conclusion, it is worth noting that education for all is the responsibility of all, therefore, all hands must be on deck to ensure strict implementation of the ESP for the benefit of all citizens.


Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, MFR

His Excellency, the Deputy Governor and Hon. Commissioner,

October, 2017

For more details on the Education Strategic Plan 2018 – 2027 read the embedded PDF Below:-