NGO donates instructional materials, COVID-19 facilities to 12 schools in Bauchi
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma Foundation (TYDF) has donated instructional materials and COVID-19 preventive items to 12 schools in six Local government areas of Bauchi state.
The instructional materials and COVID-19 facilities were donated to six primary schools and six senior secondary schools in Dass, Darazo, Warji, Itas/ Gadau, Giade and Kirfi local government areas of the state.
Tesso Akula, the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager of the NGO stated this at the formal handing over the items to the representatives of the benefitting schools on Saturday in Bauchi.
He said that the gesture was in furtherance and the desire of the TYDF to improve standard of education at the basic school level,
He added that items donated include Instructional material for learning and hand sanitizer, facemask and buckets that worths N1.5 million.
Tesso Akula explained that TYDF has been in partnership with a Bauchi based NGO, Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI) for over a decade to implement projects in the state.
He pointed out that TYDF contributed much in the state through construction of schools, distribution of teaching and learning materials in disadvantaged and hard to reach communities.
He stressed the need for the government to strengthen the role of supervisors as technical experts saying that, “Budgeting for education should accommodate funds for incentives that will encourage and motivate supervisors to work effectively in the basic education sector else the sector may crash.”
In a remark, the State Director of Schools Services, Alhaji Korijo Umar noted that the basic school system was facing challenges because actors were not being well remunerated in terms of incentives.
He said that, “Incentive that would motivated them to conduct effective and efficient supervision as was the case in the past,”
Kotijo Umar commended the T.Y Danjuma Foundation for its sustained support, hoping that more of such assistance would come up to revive the fallen standard of Education, particularly at the basic school level.
Earlier, Hajiya Maryam Garba the Executive Director of FAWOYDI the implementing partners recalled the various assistance of the Foundation in the hard to reach communities in the state.
She assures that her NGO would ensure effective monitoring and utilization of the donated items in the selected schools across the State.