From: Umar Dankano, Yola
In an effort to provide succour to the victims of destruction of Boko Haram Insurgency in the North Eastern region of the country, five (5) states have been selected for meeting the criteria on results based approach for technical assistance by the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).
The Project Coordinator, Adamawa State Education Programme Investment Project (ADSEPIP), Alhaji Othman Bakari disclosed the development in Yola Tuesday at a Flagging off ceremony of the distribution of essential educational materials for victims /survivors of conflict in the affected Local Government Areas.
Bakari said the project is aimed at supporting the education programme of participating states of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe that were affected by insurgency.
Bakari explained that the project is to compliment the development partner efforts to support its Education sector goals with African Development Bank (AFDB),DFID, JICA, UNESCO, USAID, UNICEF and the World Bank.
He further stated that in Adamawa the project is expected to strengthen school level management and accountability through School Based Management Committee for better school performance with interface of PTAs .
“It is envisaged that SEPIP’s successful outcomes will act as a catalyst for the allocation of funding by State and National policy makers to result based approaches in particular by the Universal Basic Education Commission”, he stated.
In his speech, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education thanked the Government and the donating partners for donating educational materials for schools affected by the terrible activities of insurgents and other ancillary terrorists groups.
He said the “intervention project is in line with the approved work plan for recovery in the education sector, has procured teaching /learning materials and several other equipment for distribution at the basic and senior levels of our schools in the seven insurgency affected Local Government Areas in the State”.