In an effort to ensure that every child, whatever his or her background gets an opportunity to go to school, President Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the establishment of migrant schools for children of farmers in the South South zone.
The programme, to be launched soon by the President in Akwa Ibom State, is to ensure that the gap of 7.5 per cent of school children in the zone were given the opportunity to go to school.
Vice President Namadi Sambo dropped the hint in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, at the national flag-off of the distribution of instructional materials for primary schools in the zone.
“It is my pleasure to inform you that Mr. President had already approved this exercise in the South-South and within the next six weeks, it will be launched here in Akwa Ibom State to address this issue.”
The Vice President, who represented the President Jonathan at the event, assured that the current administration will continue to tackle the issue of basic education headlong to ensure that the goal of education for all and provision of solid foundation for other levels of education were met.
He said over 96,363,675 books in Mathematics, English Language, Basic Science and Technology Science Studies had so far been procured and distributed to primary schools and libraries as resource materials for junior primary.
The President said the goal of the exercise was to attain a pupil-to-book ratio of 1-1 in all subjects.
Minister of Education, Professor Rayyatu Rufai at the event, said the provision of textbooks and instructional materials to teachers and students will improve learning in schools.