Teaching and learning equipment for basic education worth millions of Naira have been doled out to pupils in basic schools spread across the nooks and crannies of Taraba state, by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Presenting the items yesterday in Jalingo, the state capital, Director General of the agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, said that the gesture was part of the agency’s efforts to support the education of children in the state.
During the distribution of the items to the students and the Clinic by both NIMASA and SEMA officials in Jalingo, Mr Anthony Danu, Director of Relief, Taraba State Emergency Management Agency (TASEMA) noted that inadequate provision of teaching and learning material in public schools was a major challenge for basic education in the state.
He listed some of the equipment to include; desktop computers, printers, whiteboard, markers, assorted textbooks, writing materials, exercise books, food flasks, school bags, sandals and sucks, among many other items.
The Director General also said that the agency had procured medical equipment to boost primary health care services in the state.
He advised benefiting clinics to administer the equipment to enhance health care to the citizens of the state.
Presenting the learning materials to Hawai Local Education Authority in Mile-Six, a suburb of Jalingo, Jamoh said that the gesture was part of NIMSA’s Corporate Social Responsibility to the state.
“This is part of the Agency’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative across the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.
“If we succeed in helping to ensure that some students improve academically, we would have made a difference.
“We appeal that the materials donated today be used judiciously to give the children the best,’ Jamoh said.
In his remark, Mallam Sa’ad Yakubu, Head Master of the school thanked NIMASA for its support to primary education in the state.
Yakubu gave assurance that the school would judiciously utilize the items to achieve the goals it was meant for.
He also said that the items would go a long way in supporting the school in its day-to-day teaching and learning.