According to him, the provision of the learning materials is to ensure that learning is delivered with high quality and called on stakeholders to ensure that no child is left behind.

He said some of the materials as 247,000 school uniforms, 247,000 school bags, 247,000 mathematical sets, 247,000 erasers, and sharpeners and over 1000 white boards cleaners and maker packs.

He said that each pupil from primary one to three in the 4,260 public primary schools in the state would get a pair of uniform, sandals, school bag, books, mathematical set, and pencil.

Other learning items in the pack include eraser, and sharpener, adding that in addition to these materials, pupils in primary two and primary three would get a literacy book.

He added that all the 51,000 learners in the 838 learning centres would receive all the learning materials.

The executive chairman said that under the BESDA programme, the state government had sensitised 2,000 caregivers, to provide incentives and encouraged them to enrol their children in school.

“The programme also established the 838 non formal learning centres to accommodate the 51,000 learners enrolled and engaged facilitators to teach and provide the needed care to the children,” he said.

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, described books as a “gateway to knowledge and a warehouse to an entirely new life”.

Human Capital Development that the effort was part of the government commitment to 12 years free and compulsory basic education.As part of our commitment, we are providing free school uniforms and free school feeding to children in public primary schools.

This is because the government has identified education as a major pillar in the match to a society driven by its human capital development.

It is our desire, therefore, that no child of school-age should be left behind on account of lack of access or money,” she said.

The Commissioner for Education, commended the World Bank for the support and reiterated the government commitment to reposition the education sector.

on parents to support their child’s education by simply enrolling them in school.

called on relevant stakeholders to support the state government to address the menace of out of school children in the state.

By Voxpra

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