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UNICEF donates school bags to displaced children in Adamawa

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The United Nations children body,
UNICEF, has distributed 5,800
school bags and 15 ultra-modern
tents to displaced children of
school age under the Safe School
Initiative.
Presenting the materials, the
representative of UNICEF, Bauchi
Zonal office, Maryam Dikwa, said
the gesture was to assist teeming
displaced children further their
education.
Ms. Dikwa urged the state
government to ensure fair
distribution of the materials for
the benefit of the displaced pupils.
In his speech, the Commissioner of
Education in the state, Alikidon
, thanked UNICEF for the
intervention.
Mr. Voh said that the gesture
would go a long way in assisting
the pupils strengthen their
knowledge. He further promised to
use the items judiciously for the
purpose it was meant for.
In his remarks, the Chairman of
Adamawa State Universal Basic
Education Board, Bello Furo, said a
committee for the distribution of
the materials will be set up.
He reaffirmed that the materials
would be distributed across the
five internally displaced persons
camps in the state.
He said each of the donated bags
contained one drawing book, one
mathematical set, English normal
exercise book, five pieces of pens
among others.

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