Improve Infrastructure In Primary Schools, FG Tells Niger State Gov't
The federal government has called on the Niger State government to improve infrastructure in public primary schools across the state. It specifically urged the state to do more in the provision of furniture in public primary schools to avoid cases of pupils sitting on the floor.
The federal government made the call through Mrs Titi Doro, Special Assistant to the President on Finance of the National School Feeding Programme, during a tour of schools benefiting from the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in the state on Tuesday.
The team consists of participants selected from six states of Kaduna, Benue, Bauchi, Ogun, Anambra and Akwa Ibom.
Mrs Doro hailed implementation of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme across the state but said improving infrastructure would go a long way in complementing the feat recorded in the social investment initiative.
“I am satisfied with the progress made in the school feeding programme in Niger State, but aside that, the state government and the SUBEB need to do more as regards infrastructure in public primary schools. “I noticed the classes do not have furniture, some that have are not enough to accommodate the pupils as some of them sit on the floor to receive lessons. They also eat on the floor,” she said.
She promised that the national team would make recommendations to the federal government at the end of the tour to capture nursery and primary four to five pupils in the programme.Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/improve-infrastructure-in-public-primary-schools-fg-tells-niger-govt.html