From Kasim Isa Muhammad
Yobe State is set to embark on a significant initiative to enhance education by distributing learning materials worth over N1 billion.
The Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board plans to kick off the distribution early next week, encompassing a wide range of educational resources such as books, bags, whiteboards, chalks, markers, phones for teachers, uniforms, textbooks, novels, and various essential materials.
Mallam Isa Shettima, Secretary to the Board, emphasized the proactive nature of the initiative, addressing challenges in the state’s educational sector, while the distribution is inclusive, extending beyond government public schools to include Almajiri schools across the state.
The comprehensive effort, valued at over N1 billion, reflects contributions from UNICEF and other international organizations, coupled with substantial financial investments by the Yobe government.
To ensure fair and effective distribution, the Board plans to visit all 17 local governments in the state. In addition, teachers will receive digital devices to enhance their teaching methodologies.
Dr. Muhammad Sani Idriss, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, reaffirmed the state government’s commitment to strengthening the educational sector, pledging to overcome challenges and work towards continuous improvements.
The initiative extends its reach to Tsangaya schools, ensuring a comprehensive impact on education in the state.