Kwara to distribute free notebooks to students

Students attending public schools in Kwara state are to get free notebooks, as part of government’s efforts to deepen access to quality education and ease the burden on the parents.

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq announced this when he received executives of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)at the government house, Ilorin.

AbdulRazaq said that the sum of N70m was released to the ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to produce the notebooks and make them available to students in public schools for free.

“I went to some schools where the students have no reading materials. That is why we set aside about N70million to make sure that books get to the students and they will soon start distributing them,” AbdulRazaq said.

Responding to appeals by the NUT for the governor to look into issues affecting them, AbdulRazaq promised to look holistically into the welfare of the civil servants including teachers who he said are key to the future of the children.

Toyin Salihu, the NUT Chairman in Kwara State, commended the governor for his unique leadership in the state, which he said resulted in prompt and full payment of workers’ salary since he assumed office.

He pledged their support for the government to realise its policy objectives in the education sector.

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