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Again, Adamawa Distributes Instructional Materials To Public Schools



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By Jessica John Bakari

The Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Wilbina Jackson has flagged off distribution of instructional materials, science equipment and Mobile laboratories to all public schools in the state.

The flag off ceremony took place at General Murtala Muhammed College (GMMC) Yola.

The Commissioner said that before Governor Ahmadu fintiri come on board public schools in Adamawa were in the state of emergency and verge of collapse pointing out that upon his coming into office, he ensure prompt payment of teachers’ salaries, implementation of over ten years non promotion of teachers, recruited 2000 teachers, free feeding in 68 public schools across the state as well as free external examination of WAEC,NECO,NABTEB,NBAIS and BECE.

Mrs Jackson called on all stakeholders to ensure judicious use of the materials provided to improve in the next external examinations.

Earlier in her welcome address,the permanent secretary ministry of education, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar enumerated the materials to include 10,000 blue pen, 28, 152  attendance registers, and 21, 918 notes books.

Others are 28, 152 scheme of work, 28, 015 board doster, science equipments, mobile laboratories and robotics kits.

Abubakar appealed to school principals and head teachers to join the sustainable free education initiated by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri through ensuring the good use of the materials for the benefit of all the children.

In their seperate goodwill messages, the executive chairman of Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Salihi Ateequ, Executive Secretary Post Primary Schools Management Board, Hajiya Maryam Umar, NUT Chairman Comrade Rothney Nathan, all commended governor Fintiri for his untiring effort in improving the standard of education.

Speaking on behalf of students in Adamawa State, Bwasiki Gilbert from Government Girls Secondary School Yola and Gbaa Terkwala from General Murtala Muhammed College both thanked the governor for investing much in education promising never to let him down.

Some of the principals interviewed, Mrs Rakiya Zaro from Government Science and Technical College Numan, Mr Mohammed Dangoggoji appreciate the governor’s  effort in improving the Education sector as according to them the materials will go along way in enhancing teaching and learning in all schools in Adamawa State.

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Adamawa Gets Another Private Varsity, Wisdom Kwati University Demsa




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has performed the ground breaking of Wisdom Kwati University, Demsa.

The Governor gave the founder a pat on the back for establishing an institution that will be an epitome of excellence in lifelong learning in Nigeria and beyond said the initiative is in line with his administration’s commitment to improve the education sector.

The proposed Wisdom Kwati University is a brainchild of a son of the soil Wisdom Kwati who is industrially trained and qualified with a background in software and real estate development, and leadership skills.

For the founder, the desire to establish the varsity in his hometown is borne out of his zeal and passion to ensure the development and growth of his community.

Despite the setbacks and discouragement from different quarters,the dogged young man kept to his pursuit with the mindset that nothing is impossible to achieve saying failure stays in the head,thankful that his dreams have come to pass.

Wisdom Kwati said the university which is going to be different from the conventional one will commence fully in September with 5 faculties and in affiliation to foreign universities.

While soliciting for the support and prayers of his people, the founder urged them to take it as a community project stating that the tuition unlike other private universities will be subsidized by 60%.

Governor Fintiri through his Special Adviser, Prince Medan Fwa Mni pleased with the foresight of the founder of the Wisdom Kwati University said it is in line with the educational policy of his administration.

The Numan federation, he noted has contributed greatly to the manpower of the country despite the fact that it has never experienced the presence of a tertiary institution, expressing optimism that with the establishment of such citadel of learning the sky will be the limit of the people.

He reiterated the commitment of the present administration to partner with any individual or organization in the overall interest of the state.

In their goodwill messages the representative of Hama Bata Homun Alhamdu Gladstone Teneke,Mr Harrison,Managing Director Adamawa Homes and Savings Noris Gizgard,Former Member representing Demsa constituency Lusambani Dilli and Agoso Bamaiyi lauded the initiative of the founder to bring quality and modern education to the doorstep of the people pledging to support the project.

Various cultural troupes entertained the guests.

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Group Trains Stakeholders On Ways Of Curbing Gender Based Violence In Bauchi




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BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights has organized a two-day capacity enhancement workshop for first responders to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV, in Bauchi State.

The workshop is aimed at boosting the capacity of State and Non-State-actors that are on the front line, in order to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence, in the State.

Speaking to newsmen at the event, one of the facilitators, Dr. Zubaida Nagee, said the workshop will improve the participants’ capacity as first responders to SGBV, to deal with the situation, before taking further action.

“We know they have been doing it for a while. It’s not that we are coming for the first time to teach them, we are trying to enhance them with new knowledge and also learn from them because they are comprised of State and Non-State-actors. How do they do it and what are we doing that is not working well, and what did we need to do to move forward in tackling the menace, this is what we are doing,” Dr. Nagee said.

She added that there is a need for a strong collaboration between CSOs, media, and critical stakeholders, to bring to an end the issue of SGBV.

Some of the participants expressed satisfaction with what they learned during the workshop and promised to step it down to other persons involved in the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Bauchi State.

Journalists, traditional leaders, health workers, legal practitioners, security personnel, and CSOs are among those that attended the workshop.

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Out-of-school Children: Bauchi Govt Trains 370 Enumerators On School Census




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The Bauchi state Ministry of Education has embarked on a two-day training of 370 enumerators for the annual school census in the state.

Addressing the enumerators shortly before the commencement of the training in Bauchi on Saturday, the state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Jamila Dahiru congratulated the enumerators for being selected to participate in the exercise.

According to her, the exercise was very crucial as it would help the state government to know the actual numbers of schools, students and pupils of both the integrated Quranic and public schools as well as the facilities, so as to equip itself with the necessary data for proper planning.

Dahiru, who reminded all the participants in the exercise on the need to effectively and accurately carry out the exercise, said no school must be left behind.

She explained that the census exercise would last for 10 days, starting from March 6, 2023.

“Without the correct data, we won’t have something to work on. We are hoping that using our annual school census for this year, we will be able to come up with projects and planning for anything that we want to do in the next few years.

“So, if you mislead us, we will be misled entirely, and it is important that you capture and present accurate data.

“The reason why we said we want to have a robust annual school census this year is because over the years, we have been having records of Bauchi state statistics of out-of-school children where we were told that we are now leading in Nigeria.

“We believe that this is not true. If we have people, ministries, other agencies, and recruiting teachers over the years and enrolling students, yet we keep on topping the chart, I think something is wrong.

“Either the data is not correct or we are doing something wrong. And so, we want to find out,” said the Commissioner.

She urged the participants to go out as ambassadors of the state, keeping in mind that acquisition of true data was their topmost priority which would help the ministry and any other stakeholders that might be interested in improving the educational sector in the state.

One of the enumerators who spoke on behalf of all, Ibrahim Dauda, promised to do the needful in getting and presenting credible data that would help to improve the ministry and the educational system in the state.

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