United State Agency for International Development (USAID) said it had earmarked $30m (about N13 bn ) to improve education in North East.
The Agency’s Education Programme Manager, Ms Nafisa Ado, made this known yesterday at a “Technology Enhance Learning for All Dissemination’’ workshop in Yola.
Ado said that the programme was to support the already damaged education system in the North East due to the Boko Haram insurgency.
She added that under the programme, more than 20,000 vulnerable and internally displaced children would be taught through radio, reading camps, as well as a feed and read programme.
“USAID has earmarked The sum of $30m to support education in Nigeria and in the North East in particular.
“In the North East, we targeted over 20,000 orphans and IDPs children under a special package: Technology Enhance Literacy for All (TELA).”
She said that after observation, the progrmme was finally declared “successful’’ in supporting weakest learners.
Mr saidu Komisiri, the Director of Quality Assurance, Adamawa Universal Basic Education Board, described the programme as resourceful.
Komisiri called for collaboration among the state government, American University of Nigeria, Yola, and USAID to continue with the learning programme.
He said that currently, there were over 200,000 children out of school in the state that needed to be enrolled into the education learning system. (NAN)

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