The British government is impressed with the Kano state’s programmes on education and health.

The ongoing Teacher Development programme at the Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, stands out.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright said this‎ in Kano on Tuesday when he visited the Acting Governor of the state, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar at the Government House.

“The teacher training programme is very impressive and we look forward to more strengthened relationship between Kano State and the British Government,” he said.

Arkwright was in Kano to assess some of the programmes being executed by the Department of International Development (DFID).

The Acting Governor Abubakar welcomed the decision by the British Government to invest in the state, adding that it was a right step in the right direction.

“On the teacher development training programme, the state had 50% of unqualified teachers and the need to train them is a must.

“There are currently 58,000 primary school teachers in the state and most of them don’t have basic teaching qualification,’’ he said.

He also condoled with the High commissioner over the recent terror attack in London, adding that World Leaders need to work collectively to stem the trend.