Adamawa, UNICEF partner to take kids to school
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of children in Adamawa Northeastern Nigeria are set to benefit from collaboration between the state government and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to enhance enrollment in schools at some areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The State Commissioner for Education, Kaleptawa Farauta, said theexercise, which commenced in Maiha Local Government Area would cover the entire northern part of the state comprising Maiha, Madagali, Michika,Mubi North and Mubi South.
“The launching of the enrollment drive is to awaken our people to sendtheir children to school; every child of school age should be sent toschool as education is the best asset we can give to our children,”Farauta said.
He added that over 50 000 pupils were expected to be captured in theexercise. The commissioner thanked UNICEF for its support to theprogramme.
“We thank partners like UNICEF that gave their time, resources, energy togo round to see to it that development is brought to the people,” Farauta said.
Representative of UNICEF, Dr Abdullahi Kaikai, assured Adamawa of UNICEF’scontinuous support toward the success of the programme.Kaikai observed education was very vital in promoting peace and stability.
“If you give education you are contributing to the reduction of povertyamong families, communities and households. Education will help riseincome, promote economic growth and shared prosperity,” Kaikai said.
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