The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has donated assorted mass education materials to the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).According to UNICEF, the materials would be used to improve basic and non-formal education across the state.
Mr Mohammed Mohiuddin, Head of Sokoto Field Office, UNICEF, handed over the materials to the board on Thursday in Sokoto.
According to him, “these materials are to provide improved quality education to 1.6 million children in Sokoto and other northern states”.
“In the same vein, 500,000 pupils are expected to acquire both reading and writing skills at primary three level.”
The donation according to him, will go to the 6 LGAs implementing the Girls Education Project –GEP in the State being implemented by UNICEF with funding support by the UK.
He said that the parents of the benefiting pupils would be encouraged to enroll their wards in schools, to help them get quality education within 9 months.
The Secretary of the board, Alhaji Farouk Shehu, in his reaction, assured that the materials would be used to improve basic and non- formal education in the state.
“The board will distribute the materials to all the benefiting primary schools in Bodinga, Goronyo, Wurno, Gudu, and Binji local government areas.
“A committee has been set up to oversee and monitor the distribution of these materials, to ensure that they get to the intended beneficiaries,” he said.