Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has flagged-off the 2018 state enrolment drive campaign.
The event, which took place at the premises of the board’s headquarters in Damaturu, attracted various stakeholders in the education sector.
Flagging off the campaign, the state Commissioner of Education, Alhaji
Muhammad Lamin, charged staff of the board, parents and other development partners to renew their commitment towards addressing the out of school children in the state.
Represented by the Director of School Services, Alhaji Shuaibu Bulama, the commissioner equally urged them to ensure that the primary school pupils are given quality education.
Also speaking, the board, Alhaji Goni Ibrahim, expressed appreciation to the state government for timing around the fortunes of education sector in the state.
This, according to him, can be attested through the provision of physical infrastructures, capacity building, prompt payment of teacher’s salaries and payment of tuition fees among others.
He said the 2018 enrolment drive campaign was flagged-off by the federal government in last January 2018 as part of its effort to reduce the rate of out of school children in the country.
In his remarks, the representative of UNICEF, Malam Abdullahi Dahiru Bullah said UNICEF has made a lot of intervention in promoting primary school education including renovation of classes, provision of instructional materials and training of teachers among others.
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu