Adamawa Govt., GPE distribute instructional materials to pupils with special needs, others
Adamawa Government, in collaboration with Global Partnership for Education (GPE), distributed instructional materials across 50 selected schools of pupils with disabilities.
The reports gathered that 42 motorcycles were also distributed to some school supervisors to enhance supervision.
During the distribution in Yola on Monday, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri, urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the equipment.
Represented by Dr Garba Pella, the Commissioner for Education, Fintiri said that the state government accord priority attention to education, adding that in the 2024 budgetary estimate, the education sector was allocated huge amount of money.
He added that “as government, we are making sure that education remains our top priority.
“For us in Adamawa, education represents a weapon to fight poverty, insecurity and other challenges.”
He appreciated the contributions of development partners and expressed readiness to continue to partner other organisations for the development of the state.
He encouraged teachers to continue to put in their best in delivering their services as more motivational support were in the pipeline.
In his remarks, Dr Michael Chinda, GPE’ Project Coordinator, said that the motorcycles are to be used for school inspection, especially
in hard-to-reach areas.
He said “we would ensure effective service delivery for pupils in public schools.”
Chinda, who was represented by Mr Vincent Adiel, the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, said the wheelchairs are for people with special needs, while computers and other equipment for the special schools in the state.
He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the equipment given to them to succeed in life.
Mr Joel Remisus, a Teacher and School Supervisor, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked and government and the GPE for the gesture.
He said that with the motorcycles, they would be able to reach every nook and cranny for effective monitoring.
The reports gathered that the instructional materials distributed included Braille writing pads , computers, canes, Plasma Televisions, as well as teaching and hearing aids.