Deplorable Kebbi school govt claims spend N280 million monthly feeding kids

Children in Kebbi state are learning under a deplorable condition despite the state government claim it spends N280 million every month feeding the children under the school feeding programme.

Mr. Mohammed Magawata, the Kebbi Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education while speaking at training on Cash Transfer Programme organized by the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), disclosed that the state spends a sum of N280 million monthly on the school feeding programme.

An initiative Magawata said was introduced to enhance school enrolment, retention, and completion in public schools across the state.

Good as this initiative seems, children in Tungar in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State learn under a deplorable condition as the only primary school in their area has since collapsed and needs urgent renovation.

This is even as the State Universal Basic Education in 2021 got N6.3 billion (N6,300,000,000) approval from the Kebbi government.

Worse still, despite the huge amount of money been spent on the school feeding programme and the Universal Basic Education, the impacts are not seen on the community public schools.

Tracka, a public accountability organization that exposed the deplorable nature of the school, has since appealed to the Kebbi State government to help fix the school for the kids to learn in a decent environment.

Kebbi State is not the only offender, across the states in Nigeria, education has since collapsed, with children of the poor who rely on the public schools to get training the worse hit.

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