The World Bank and the Federal government have donated 6,300 books for pupils in Daura Local Education Authority (LEA) in Kastina state to promote education in the area.
Malam Nuruddeen Lawal, the council education secretary, explained this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura.
He said the textbooks would be distributed across the 49 existing primary schools in the area and should be used judiciously to impart knowledge. He also promised that teachers will be trained on effective and efficient ways to use the books as instructional materials.
He further revealed that the books were donated under the newly introduced educational intervention tagged Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).
He stressed that the books will be used to teach only primary 1, 2 and 3 pupils, adding that their main focus is on those classes.
In a related development, the secretary has lauded the 1,026 teachers in the area for their hard working, commitment and dedication in the conduct of their official duties.He however, stressed that those found in this category will be rewarded handsomely while other in the opposite will be sanctioned.He also said that pupils’ enrollment had drastically jerked from the initial 75 to 91 per cent within one year and this was achieved through feeding programme and mass mobilization of parent.
Mr Lawal commended the management of the state Universal Education Board (SUBEB) for its regular efforts in the provision of school furniture, promotion of teachers and the general welfare of the workers. News Agency of Nigeria reports that SUBEB in the state has built no fewer than 12 additional primary schools and renovated many others in Daura Local government Area.