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Bauchi, UNICEF move to map out-of-school children 
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Bauchi, UNICEF move to map out-of-school children 

By Charly Agwam - Bauchi The Bauchi State government in collaboration with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have commenced mapping of out-of-school children to ascertain the actual number of children that are not attending school as the State reportedly has about 1.2 million children who are not in school. According to a statement by the Officer in Charge of UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, Adams Clement, the mapping would enable the state “to know the actual number of children that are out of school, for effective planning. The mapping is a comprehensive household survey for out-of-school children towards actualising the state’s strategic plans to reduce the number and rate of out-of-school children." Speaking with Vanguard in Bauchi on Friday, UNICEF Education Office...
UNFPA, Al-Muhibah Foundation train 60 persons with disabilities on skills acquisition in Bauchi
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UNFPA, Al-Muhibah Foundation train 60 persons with disabilities on skills acquisition in Bauchi

By Idris Abdulrasheed The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Al-Muhibah Foundation, on Sunday, commenced skills acquisition training for 60 persons with disabilities in Bauchi state. The Bauchi state Programme Officer of UNFPA, Deborah Tabara, stated this on during the commemoration of the 2023 International Day for Persons with Disabilities. According to her, the gesture which was a collaborative efforts of UNFPA and Al-Muhibah Foundation of Gov. Bala Mohammed’s wife, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, was to make the beneficiaries to be financially independent and employers of labour. Tabara, who explained that all the beneficiaries were females, highlighted some of the skills to include, soap making, baking, frying of beans cake, tofu as well as cash gift of N30,000 and N20,000 ...
UNICEF’s climate change education averting future dangers – school teacher
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UNICEF’s climate change education averting future dangers – school teacher

By Idris Saheed   Mr Abdullahi Idris, Climate Change Education teacher, Government Junior Secondary School, Sakwa in Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi state, says that the climate change education introduced by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was averting future dangers in the state.   He stated this in an interview with newsmen when a team from UNICEF Bauchi Field Office visited the school to assess the impact of the incorporation of climate change education into the school curriculum as part of activities to commemorate the 2023 World Children's Day. According to him, teaching students about climate change at the junior level would not only avert several imminent dangers in the future, but also broaden the pupils’ knowledge about climate change and...
Bauchi school with 45 classes, 45 toilets lauds UNICEF’s sanitation programme
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Bauchi school with 45 classes, 45 toilets lauds UNICEF’s sanitation programme

By Idris Saheed Mr Jibril Shiramah, the Proprietor, Ummul Qura Science Academy, Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State has lauded the Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme of UNICEF for making effective impacts on schools. Shiramah, who made the commendation in an interview with newsmen in Azare on Thursday, said even though the school was WASH compliance, the introduction of Environmental Sanitation Club (ESC) in the school, had positively impacted the lives of students towards hygiene. According to him, the WASH team of Katagum LGA had visited the school and sensitised them on the need to be WASH compliance so as to reduce outbreak of diseases. “The sanitation club was established in this school about two years ago and we have 45 classrooms in the school with 4...
Lack of funding for youth programmes, major hindrance to youth development – Nigerian Youth Parliament
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Lack of funding for youth programmes, major hindrance to youth development – Nigerian Youth Parliament

By Charly Agwam - Bauchi The Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) has decried the lack of funding for developmental programmes for youths in the country, while also advocating for more budgetary allocation to the Federal Ministry of Youth to fund more youth development initiatives. The Speaker of the Parliament, Rt. Hon. Azeezat Yishawu, made this known in a press release after meeting with the Minister of Youths Development, Dr Jamila Ibrahim, along with other members of the Nigerian Youth Parliament. She pointed out that funding for youth programmes is no longer forthcoming especially at this time that the Ministry of Youths has been separated from Sports. Yishawu stressed the importance of adequate budget allocation and funding to the Ministry of Youth for proper implementation of ...
‘Economic hardship won’t affect our intervention in tertiary education’ -TETFund
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‘Economic hardship won’t affect our intervention in tertiary education’ -TETFund

By Charly Agwam - Bauchi   The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said that it will continue with its interventions in tertiary institutions despite the economic hardship in the country. The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny S.T. Echono made the assertion during the weekend at the commissioning of 3 projects worth N472,112,546.83 in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (ATBU). Represented by Director, Research and Development/Centres of ExcellenceDr. Salihu G. Bakari, the Executive Secretary assured that TETFund will continue to support beneficiaries within the provisions defined by the Board of Trustees. "We are delighted to use the occasion of this commissioning of projects to showcase the achievements of this government in the tertiary education s...