Buni declares July 1 as Education Day, distributes equipment, 10,000 textbooks
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has flagged off a Free Feeding Programme (FFEP), with the distribution of laboratory equipment and 10,000 textbooks to secondary schools.
According to him, the inauguration of the programme and distribution of educational materials informed the state government’s declaration of July 1 as Education Day.
Distributing the materials in Damaturu at the weekend, he disclosed that the procurement of 100,000 textbooks and laboratory equipment were to re-invigorate basic education in public schools with solid foundation.
“These are part of the measures of the government to develop the education sector for the present and future generations,” he said. While reviewing the education sector’s performance, the governor said: “We’re satisfied with the state’s performance in the education sector. There are strong reasons to celebrate the impressive achievements recorded in state’s basic and secondary education.”
He noted that most of the schools were using modern teaching materials and applying innovative techniques invented by the Ministry of Education in schools.
“Today, we can proudly tell our stories of success on hard work and commitment of the state government,” Buni stated, adding that this followed the declaration of emergency in the education sector.
“The feeding programme comprises the introduction of chicken and eggs into the menu of public boarding schools across the state.”
According to him, the declaration of emergency has yielded impressive performance in the national examinations. The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Muhammad Sani, described the success recorded in the education sector as unprecedented.
He described the success recorded in the education sector as unprecedented.
“Education has moved many steps ahead in the state,” he said, “as the future is bright with high performances in national examinations.”