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April 19, 2024
Education

Yobe Gov’t, UNICEF Donate School Supplies to Thousands of Children

From Auwal Salim, Yobe

In a significant initiative aimed at boosting pupil enrollment and enhancing quality education at the basic levels, Yobe State, in collaboration with UNICEF, has undertaken the procurement and distribution of high-quality Teaching and Learning Materials across all 17 Local Government areas of the state.

In response to the pressing educational challenges, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, declared a State of Emergency on Basic and Secondary Education during his first inauguration.

This led to the formation of a committee, chaired by the Vice Chancellor of Yobe State University, Professor Mala Daura, tasked with identifying educational hurdles and implementing positive changes.

Recently, the state government, in partnership with UNICEF, distributed over a billion items, including 56,000 Cartons of Branded School Bags (UNICEF), 5,600 Cartons of Pencil HB, 5,600 Cartons of Ball Point Pen, 5,600 Cartons of Exercise Book A, 4,800 Cartons of Plastic Ruler, 5,600 Cartons of Exercise Books 2A & 2C, 5,000 Dozens of Exercise Book 2C, 1,000 Cartons of Chalks in Different Colors, 8,000 Pieces of White Board, 500 Pieces of Marker.

Additional items encompass 1,600 Pieces of White Board Cleaner, 500 Cartons of Black Board Duster, 1,000 Pieces of Slate, 800 Dozens of Pencils, 1,000 Pieces of Class Register, 73,000 Pieces of School Bags, 10,200 Mats, 1,145 Tablets, 300 Cartons of Mukaranta (Textbooks), 200 Cartons of Lissafi (Textbooks), 2,600 Attendance Registers, 2,600 Centre Files, 2,600 Visitors Books, 330,000 Certificates, 340,000 Supplementary Reading Books, and 130,000 Enrolment Forms.

At the Local Government Level, the Acting Education Secretary of Nguru LGEA, Mallam Hamisu Ado, launched the distribution of the allocated Teaching and Learning Materials on February 21, 2024.

The event saw the participation of critical stakeholders, including the PTA, SBMC, NUT, and UNICEF represented by Mallam Garba Umar.

Addressing the gathering during the distribution launch, Mallam Hamisu Ado encouraged parents to continue supporting government policies aimed at reducing the number of out-of-school children in the locality.

Ado emphasized that the government is dedicated to improving learning outcomes for team school children, and parents and guardians are expected to complement these efforts.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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