5th February, 2019
By Yunusa Abdullahi
The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative has presented Educational and Instructional materials to schools in Adamawa state.
The Vice Chairman of the PCNI, Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa who made the presentation to the Adamawa state Government during the Launching of Educational support materials by the committee held at Lelewal Motel Yola recently.
Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa said the launch of educational support items is part of the project aimed to overcome the challenges that near absence of quality learning and Instructional materials pose to the educational attainment of the Children in Adamawa state.
The Vice Chairman of the PCNI also explained that the purpose of the intervention is not only to reverse the negative performance of the education sub - sector in the North East sub-region before the insurgency, but to also invest in future of the Children, describing education as the key to the complete recovery of the North East.
According to Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa, Learning and Instructional materials are also an important requirements for the revitalization of Education, pointing out that PCNI is open to suggestions and partnerships that will assist in fast tracking these interventions.
While acknowledging the efforts of stakeholders in rebuilding education in the North East and facilitating access, he particularly appealed to the government of the North Eastern states, Donors and Government of friendly countries in revitalizing the education sector.
He also explained that PCNI is committed to all initiations that can facilitate the Redevelopment of the North East and the Revitalization of Education sub - sector.
He however revealed that under the PCNI education revitalization programme, the PCNI has trained over Three Thousand Primary school Teachers in the North East to boost teachers capacity in Pedagogy, Safety and trauma counselling skills, maintaining that preparations are under way to train secondary school Teachers as well , stressing that under the project about Sixty -Seven Thousand, Five Hundred pupils and Sixty Seven Thousand and Fifty teachers are to be supported across the North Eastern states.
In his remarks the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy , Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim who represented Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at the occasion said the government has acknowledged the efforts of the PCNI in Adamawa state.
According to Comrade Ahmad Sajoh , the state government has appropriated over Thirty per cent of its 2019 Budget on education , and commended the PCNI for the support to state government, pointing out that the Adamawa state Government has already declared a state of emergency on Education sector.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in maintaining peace and security in the North East sub-region as wellas fighting against insurgency, Comrade Ahmad Sajoh said the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has been able to construct over Three Hundred and Ninety Six Roads and several rural roads across the state.
He also said that the PCNI has assist the state government in so many sectors which includes Health, provision of soccour to the Internally Displaced persons among others for the betterment of the people of Adamawa state.
Also in his closing remarks the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir calls for Unity Among the people and urged youths to engage in entrepreneurship for the progress and development of the nation.
Dr. Umar Buba Bindir also explained that wealth creation is the key to success and Development of any society in order to forge ahead.