Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has donated assorted materials to the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), for mass education.
Speaking during the handover of the materials to the Board in Sokoto yesterday, Head, UNICEF Sokoto Field Ofice, Mr. Mohammed Mohiuddin, said the materials would be used to improve basic and non-formal education across the state .
According to him, the materials will provide improved quality education to 1.6 million children in Sokoto and other northern states.
He stated that at least 500,000 pupils are expected to to acquire both reading and writing skills at primary three level.
He said the parents of the benefiting pupils would be encouraged to enroll their wards in schools to help them get quality education within nine months.
In a remark, the Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Farouk Shehu, assured the fund that it would render all the necessary support to improve basic and non-formal education in the state.
He stated that a committee has been set up to oversee and monitor the distribution of the materials to ensure that they get to the intended beneficiaries.
“The board would distribute to all the benefiting primary schools in Bodinga, Goronyo, Wurno, Gudu, and Binji local government areas,”he said.