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2,000 Pupils Enroll In Adamawa Safe Schools

Posted: May 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has announced that more than 2,000 school-age children of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have enrolled into the Safe Schools Programme in the state.

The Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Haruna Furo, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Friday, May 29, 2015, said the initiative was part of the Federal Government’s special education package for the children of IDPs nationwide.

According to Furo, the programme is being executed in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board, National Emergency Management Agency, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

He disclosed that the main objective of the programme was to ensure that the education of the children does not suffer while they are living in the camps.

“Presently, the Safe Schools programme for children of IDPs in both primary and secondary schools has commenced in six designated camps across the state.

“Over 2,000 children have enrolled in the programme and about 165 of them have been admitted into various Unity schools and colleges across the country,” Furo said.

Coordinator of camps established by NEMA in Adamawa State, Sa’ad Bello, said over 30,000 IDPs were living in six designated and eight light camps in the state.