The Adamawa state government has further reiterated its commitment to providing quality education to students in the state through the distribution of instructional materials to schools.
Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Wilbina Jackson who flagged off the distribution of instructional materials, science equipment and Mobile laboratories to all public schools said it is in line with Governor Ahmadu Finitiri’s 11 point agenda.
The flag-off ceremony took place on Tuesday at General Murtala Muhammed College (GMMC) Yola.
The Commissioner noted that before now public schools in the state were in a state of emergency and verge of collapse pointing out that upon the coming of this administration, the governor 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 duster, science equipment, 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 by ensuring the good use of the materials for the benefit of all the children.
In their separate 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 a long way in enhancing teaching and learning in all schools in Adamawa State.