Non formal Education Stakeholders in Bauchi State commit to enrolment drive campaign.
By Abubakar Baba Ahmad
Stakeholders in non formal education sub sector have expressed commitment towards the success of the 2022 enrolment campaign across the state.
They made the commitment at a meeting with the management of State Agency for Mass Education BASAME held at Azare, headquarters of Katagum local government area.
One of them, the Director Education and Social Development Katagum local government Bashar Yusuf who commended the agency’s new Executive Secretary for the zeal and initiative, promised support to achieve the desired result.
Also Speaking, the Chief Organiser BASAME office Gamawa local government Malam Aliyu Mustapha identified lack of working facilities as the major problem facing adult education in the area, expressed optimism that the meeting would pave way towards overcoming the challenges.
On his part, the Area Coordinator Giade local government Idi Shehu called for the provision of adequate training facilities as well as teaching and learning materials in centres across the state.
In another development, Bauchi State Agency for Mass Education BASAME has charged managers of Non formal and Women Learning Centres across the state to ensure that facilities provided are not vandalized.
The Executive Secretary of the agency Malam Nasiru Muhammad Hammah gave the charge at a meeting with stakeholders from the seven local government areas under Katagum zone held at Azare.
Malam Nasiru Hammah who expressed gratitude to development partners such as UNICEF, UNESCO and other stakeholders for their contribution towards uplifting non formal education, stressed the need for the learning centre managers to make maximum utilisation of the facilities provided.
He charged the Chief Organisers and coordinators at the local councils level to map out strategies for the successful enrolment of learners and volunteers at various centres.
The Executive Secretary who restated commitment towards the resuscitation of non formal learning centres across the state, promised to work towards absolving all casual staff into the workforce.
Earlier, the Chairman Katagum local government Alhaji Abdullahi Kuda represented by his Deputy Alhaji Shehu Garba called on stakeholders to use the opportunity provided to advance non formal education in the zone.
Alhaji Abdullahi Kuda also charged the agency to expand its learning centres so as to accommodate more learners.
Those at the meeting include local government Education and Social Development Directors, Zonal Officers, Chief Organisers and local government area Coordinators among others.