BY Sammeni Kamsobbi
Adamawa State Government says it will not compromise on its commitment towards providing conducive learning environment for children, as key to maintainance of a peaceful and productive society.
Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta made this known on Monday 8 August, 2023 where she played a host to members of the United States Agency for International Development USAID's Learn to Read project, led by the Chief of party Dr. Nurudeen Lawal.
The United States Agency for International Development USAID is an independent agency of the U.S federal government primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.
Officials from the agency's purpose for the visit Is to seek partnership as they look forward to executing some of their developmental projects in education sector which focuses on teaching children the rudiment of reading.
Addressing the officials, Professor Farauta acknowledged that the ability to read improves well being of individuals and families, noting that when children are well educated and skilled, it ease the chances of pursuing criminal and violent activities.
She reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support for education, stressing that issues concerning the education of children cannot be taken for granted, promising to continue working in partnership with the development partners to ensure that children are able to read and write.
The deputy Governor assured that government will continue to invest much in education, through the provision of conducive learning environment, instructional materials, qualified and committed teachers to ensure the children get quality and affordable learning.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation Dr. Nurudeen Lawal said Adamawa is one of the major benefiting states of USAID projects, soliciting for more partnership for the actualization of its mandate in the state.
While saluting the passion demonstrated by this administration towards education, he said the agency is poised to support with the technical assistance, noting that the project is interested in children being able to read.
Lawal further explained that it is in line with the fact that reading is a fundamental skill for all learning, that informs the USAID education work to focus on improving the reading skills of children for a better and productive society.