Thursday, 19 February 2015

SUBEB Distributes Books to Special Needs Schools in Benue

The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) yesterday, distributed textbooks worth hundreds of naira to five government owned special needs schools.

SUBEB's Chairman, Anum Iho, at the presentation ceremony held in Makurdi, said the gesture was aimed at providing quality education to all Nigerian children, irrespective of their situations.

He said that the books procured were part of the two per cent 2013 disbursement intervention fund set aside by the Universal Basic Commission to support the education of physically and mentally challenged children on yearly basis.

Iho charged the benefitting schools to ensure that the books get to the end users, warning that the board would strictly monitor utilisation of the materials to avoid sharp practices.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Innocent Mayange of the Local Government Special School for Exceptional Children, Alaide, thanked the government for the gesture, and urged the board to review the two percent intervention fund upward so as to adequately meet the needs of the institutions.

Mayange appealed to the board to expand its scope to cover regular primary schools in the state in order to identify gifted teachers and transfer them to special needs schools.

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