By Francis Sardauna in Katsina
About nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Katsina State are to benefit from N144 million earmarked by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to revitalise the educational standard in the state.
The benefiting LGAs, according to UNICEF are Kankia, Safana, Kankara, Batsari, Baure, Mani, Rimi, Sabuwa and Faskari.
The UNICEF Education Specialist in charge of Katsina, Muntaka Mukhtar Muhammad, stated this during the inauguration of a project implementation monitoring committee of the organisation at the State Universal Basic Education Board’s Headquarters at the weekend.
He said that 95 primary and integrated qur’anic schools in the affected local governments would benefit from the fund.
“UNICEF earmarked N144million where each school would benefit with a project that worth N1.5 million. I applauded Katsina State Government for its efforts in restoring the lost glory of education in the state”, he said.
Earlier, the Executive Chairman, Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Lawal Buhari Daura, lauded the complementary support of UNICEF in the development of elementary education in the state.
He maintained that in spite of the government commitment towards improving the education sector, donor agencies offer their support, which he said has complimented government’s efforts.
Daura who is also the chairman of the committee, charged members to cooperate and justify the confidence reposed on them, urging the benefitting communities to make good use of the projects executed.