The Jigawa Government on Friday said it spends N245m monthly to feed its boarding students across the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Rabi Ishaq, made this known to newsmen on Friday in Dutse.
Ishaq said the state government had also increased the amount spent on feeding of students daily from N90 to N135 per person.
She dismissed rumours that government was planning to de-board all boarding students in the state due the economic recession facing the country.
“Our commitment has not changed. And there is no plan by the present administration to end the school boarding system.
“We are doing a lot of things other states are not doing, especially in the area of students’ feeding.
“As I am talking to you now, Governor Badaru Abubakar has approved an increase in the amount being spent to feed boarding students across the state.
“Henceforth, each student is fed with N135 and not N90 as it was before,” the commissioner explained.
She said the gesture would boost literacy level among the youth in the state.
She added that education remains the priority of the Badaru administration, saying that the state government would continue to ensure development at all levels