UNICEF distributes learning materials to pupils in Adamawa State
By Golfa Francis, Adamawa
Unicef in collaboration with the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) has started the process of distributing learning materials to over 180,000 pupils in the state.
The State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri during the inauguration in Yola, the State Capital said that the state is open to partnership withwith Unicef on education development which is the number one priority of his administration.
Governor Fintiri urged the pupils to take advantage of the materials distributed for quality education.
On his part, the Unicef Education Consultant in Adamawa State, Mr. Joel Jutum, said the items being distributed is absolutely free.
“Unicef is delighted to partner with the Adamawa State government to sustain the implementation of initiatives geared towards improving equitable access, retention, transition and quality education in the State”, he said.
‘’In recognition of the important role education plays in the development of a nation; and also in tandem with its mandate of promoting, advocating and contributing to the fulfilment of the rights of a child, including the right to quality education, Unicef is committed to partnering with the Adamawa State government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Education for All (EFA) goals of educating all children at all levels and in all group’’ he said.
He also identified the several interventions Unicef has impacted on educational development in Adamawa state.
Some of these interventions includes: 33 blocks of 69 classrooms and offices and one fence of 256 meters, commissioned by Governor Fintiri last year; 15 blocks of 30 classrooms with 90 toilets nearing 95 percent completion in Hong, Michika, Guyuk, Fufore, Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas.
The Unicef materials for distribution includes: School bags, erasers, books, rulers, sharpeners, pencils, pens, chokes, dusters, teachers guides among others.