In its quest to ensure that the educational pursuit of children in Boko Haram ravaged areas was not stunted, the Victims Support Fund (VSF) has distributed text books, school bags, sandals and other learning materials to 7,000 primary pupils in Adamawa state.
Flagging up the first phase of distribution of the materials at Mubi 2 Primary school in Mubi town Tuesday, the executive director, VSF, Professor Sunday Ochoche noted that the gesture was aimed at ensuring that the education of pupils in the Boko Haram ravaged areas was restored.
Ochoche noted that ensuring continuity of the pupil’s education will ensure that the future of the next generation is adequately guaranteed which is a precursor to arresting another wave of insurgency in the future noting that ‘‘when you give people sound education, you are also securing the society against social insecurity.’’
He noted that 13 primary schools in northern Adamawa communities affected by the insurgency will benefit from the gesture.
He noted that the fund is envisaging the reconstruction of destroyed schools interventions.
Ochoche called on parents and teachers to ensure that the items distributed are put to best use and maintained properly.