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AUN with UNICEF enrolls 100 out-of-school children, distributes learning materials in Adamawa

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AUN with UNICEF enrolls 100 out-of-school children, distributes learning materials in Adamawa

Story from Usman IBRAHIM, Yola

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola in collaboration with UNICEF has enrolled and distributed learning materials to 100 vulnerable Almajiri children under the AUN’s feed and read project in Yola-South Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Speaking during the inauguration in Yola, Mr Joel Jutum, UNICEF Education Consultant in Adamawa said that providing equitable access to quality education is the right of the children.

He said UNICEF Nigeria is sponsoring AUN to provide foundational literacy and numeracy to 50 girls and boys. Jutum said each of the learners were equipped with assorted learning materials in UNICEF brand school bags.

He encouraged the children to be punctual and charged SUBEB to effectively monitor the programme through out the three months period.

Mr Obindu Raymond, AUN’s Director Feed and Read Programme appreciated the contributions of UNICEF for impacting positively on the children.

“We are so excited to partner with the UNICEF, thank you for the wonderful gesture. We are hoping that this learning materials could help these young ones to be able to utilize it.”, he said.

According to him, the school bags and other learning materials will give beneficiaries a sense of belonging and called on the children to handle the learning tools well for better education.

On his part, the Executive Secretary Adamawa State Universal Basic Education (ADSUBEB), Dr Atique Salihi, commended UNICEF for impacting positively on educational development in the state.

Atique who was represented by ADSUBEB desk officer of pre-primary education, Mrs Pwakulenu Maxwell, called on the beneficiaries to understand that their enrollment aimed to teach them how to read and write.

According to her, if they succeed from the basic level, they can go up to tertiary institution to further their education.

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