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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reechoed his commitment and passion to safeguarding schools across the state for quality and effective learning in the light of the threat posed by insurgents on the lives of students and teachers.

The Governor was speaking at the 81st Joint Consultative Committee on Education Plenary meeting held at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola.

Gathered here are critical stakeholders in the education sector who converged to brainstorm and share ideas on how best to safeguard and improve the quality of education in the country.

The 81st joint consultative meeting on education titled "Strengthening of security and safety in Nigerian schools for the achievement of education 2030 agenda", was organized by Adamawa State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, represented by his Deputy, Chief Crowther Seth said the theme is timely especially now that the schools have become a target to insurgents, leaving parents and guardians in the state of fear over the safety of their children.

He identified security of lives and property as one of the cardinal agenda of his administration, reiterating that ensuring secured atmosphere in schools is also paramount for the younger ones and teachers to have a peaceful and proper learning.

While emphasizing that the fresh air government is poised towards repositioning the entire educational sector, the governor noted that the forum offers an opportunity to chart a course for secured learning environment.

The permanent secretary federal ministry of education David Adejo Andrew explained that insecurity has become a global phenomenon, stressing that peaceful and secured environment is required for quality learning.

He advocated for ideas and strategies geared towards safeguarding the schools from the activities of insurgents, even as he made case for the provision of CCTV Camera's, construction of perimeter fense in the learning institutions among other security measures for safer schools.

Earlier in their separate remarks, the Hon. Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Wilbina Jackson and the Permanent Secretary, Aisha Abubakar Umar described Governor, Fintiri as number one teacher in the State for providing much needed initiative towards safeguarding lives and property of students and teachers.
They commended him for his great achievements in the sector so far and his innovative ideas towards positive school management.

The stakeholders said his perseverance and commitment to the development of the education sector will go down in history expressing optimism that the gathering will provide a workable solution to insurgents activities on the education sector for a friendly and protective learning atmosphere.

There was a playlet depicting Governor Fintiri's educational policy which is changing the sector for good, how insecurity is threatening the sector and a song full of praises for the Governor for his transformational drive in education sector, making it accessible and easier for the common man.

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