DFID Encourages Kaduna to Sustain the Outcomes of its Interventions
Head of the DFID-UK Children, Youth and Education Office, Alicia Herbert has acknowledged and encouraged efforts by government actors to enhance the teaching capacity in Nigeria. On a short exploratory visit to UBE Sabon Gari Nasarawa Primary School in Chikun LGA, Kaduna state, on Monday 30 October 2017, Ms Herbert commended efforts by teachers and partners to leverage support from UKAID through the TDP to enhance teacher capacity. She believes that a sustained effort will positively impact learning outcomes.
‘This is an exploratory visit for us and we want to understand how programmes targeting children and youth are helping to empower them for world. So far, what I have seen is good. The states just need to maintain and then improve what is ground.’
The team monitored classroom activities as well as reviewed some of the learning aids and self-study items deployed to classrooms. They also visited the Kaduna State Skills Acquisition Centre, in Mando where DFID is supporting skills acquisition through the MAFITA programme.
Deputy Head of the School Based Management Committee at UBE Sabon Gari Nasarawa Primary School thanked DFID for its intervention.
‘Thank you for helping us, our children are now in school. We will try and ensure these surroundings are clean’, she said.