9th June, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has described Education as a Tool for Socio-economic Development of any society.
The Governor stated this while receiving Educational Materials donated by the Nigerian Army to Adamawa state Government for onward distribution to some selected schools in the state.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla appreciated the efforts of the Military for the intervention, saying that the items will go along way in complimenting Government's efforts in revamping the educational system in Adamawa state.
He explained that his Administration has already declared a state of emergency on Education sector and reiterated the commitment of the present Government to settle all the outstanding salary arrears owed by Teachers in the state soonest.
The Governor also explained that Teachers Training will be ensured and called on the Teachers to be more dedicated to their duties.
Earlier in her remarks, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Education Prof Kaletapwa Farauta said the material donated by the Military were to improve learning atmosphere for students in some command and other schools across the state.
Professor Kaletapwa Farauta also appreciated the commitment of the Nigerian Army beyond the battle field and explained that the benefiting schools were GSS Hong, GSS Maiha,GSS Paris in Numan, GDSS Vunoklang, GDSS Mayo Hako in Jada, and Education must continue school for Internally Displaced Persons along Kwanan Waya.
While donating the instructional materials, the Chief of Army staff LT.General Yusuf Tukur Buratai who was represented by the Military Corp Education Officer Colonel Abdulsalam Nuhu said Education is the bedrock for development in any society and stressed that the Military is also rendering assistance to Civil Societies and thanked Adamawa state Government for its support to the Military.
Also in his goodwill message, the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Rodney Nathan thanked the Military for their timely intervention and called on other organisations to to emulates the Military in that direction.
The state NUT Chairman also informed the Governor that the Nineteenth Northern states chairmen of the Union were converged in Adamawa state for a Two Day meeting in order to brain stormed on how to improve the standard of Education in the Northern part of the country.
While responding on behalf of the benefiting schools, the Principal of GSS Hong Mr. Adrian T. Tashara thanked the State Government and the Military for their efforts in improving the present conditions of schools in Adamawa state.