The World Bank has supplied 500 pairs of pupils’ furniture, 50 marts and other teaching and learning aids to L.E.A Primary School, Rigasa, one of the most populated primary schools in Kaduna State with over 22,000 pupils.
The move was part of efforts of the bank to improve the quality of facilities for effective teaching and learning in public schools in Kaduna State.
The items were the first tranche of N30 million pledged by the World Bank to improve teaching and learning facilities in the school. Director of Schools in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Malam Dahuru Anchau disclosed this yesterday while addressing newsmen in Kaduna, the state capital.
Anchau, who is also the Project Coordinator, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in the state, said the remaining part of the money would be used to purchase textbooks and other writing materials for the school.
However, the Director of School recalled that the bank had in October 2017 ordered the immediate release of the amount during the bank’s mid-term review of the N6 billion granted to the state under the bank’s GPE project.
According to him, the bank’s representative, Dr. Olatunde Adekola was moved to tears after he saw the stress the pupils of the school go through in the course of acquiring education, as a result of the poor teaching and learning environment.