The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has spent N14 million for the training of 1,500 pupils.
On Friday, Hajiya Zainab Garba Kaita, the SUBEB Assistant Director Planning, Research and Statistics, speaking stated that;
“The 1,500 pupils were drawn from 300 primary schools across five local government areas of Rimi, Kankia, Kankara, Baure and Ingawa. In fact, we put aside Jibia, Faskari, Sabuwa and Batsari due to security challenges but UNICEF promised to carry out similar training in the LGAs when the situation improves.
“The essence of the training is that we want the voices of these children, who are members of SBMC, to be heard everywhere by reporting issues facing them in their respective schools to appropriate authorities for necessary actions.
“N14 million has been released by UNICEF for the concluded training. The N14 million covers both the feeding, training of teacher mentors, 30 master trainers and allowances. In addition, UNICEF has also provided the pupils with school bags, T-shirts and caps.”
Also speaking she said that the state government and UNICEF will work assiduously to tackle the needs and problems affecting children in schools across the state to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.