Nigeria: UNICEF inaugurates radio clubs in N/E schools to boost education

Nigeria/April 17, 2021/By: Chimezie Godfrey/Source:

The United Nation Children’s Fund () is targeting no fewer than one million children through school radio clubs programmes to  enrollment drive campaigns for the development of education in the North East, Nigeria.

Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo, Communication for Development (C4D), , made the disclosure at the official inauguration of the programme for Adamawa State in collaboration  State Universal Basic Education Board in Yola on Friday.

She said that the programme was being implemented in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

Onitolo noted that the programme was designed for behavioural and social change  realising the goal of resilience and integrated education programme in the region.

“Specifically  it is aimed at educating communities including 250,000 youths and children through radio communication.

“It is for development  and as enrollment drive campaigns to reach over one million children,” she said.

Mr Joel Jutum, Education Specialist,   Adamawa, said that presently, are  60 schools radio clubs in three pilot  Government Areas in the state.

According to him,  are 10 in Guyuk, 25 in Fufore and 25 in Hong.

 said that the radios had already been distributed to benefiting schools being supervised by cordinators.

Jutum, said that some of the challenges so far recorded included poor radio signal, network problem and insecurity, and that the safety of pupils could not be guaranteed especially in the evening.

 recommended for the distribution of the episode using external drives and having more than one radio club in the schools.

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