A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and learning centre, Education Must Continue, has graduated 59 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who wrote this year’s WAEC and NECO examinations in Adamawa state. The administrator of the learning centre Mrs Palmata Ishaya during speech and price giving day organized over the weekend in Yola observed that the idea to establish the school was conceived out of the notion that children are the most vulnerable group and education is a right rather than a privilege. She noted children if they are not educated may pose danger to the society at large.
She said the school at her inception, started with 435 pupils and at the end of 2014/2015 academic season ,the school had 789 students comprising nursery, primary and secondary schools respectively. “This year security challenges improved ,thereby allowing some parents to take their families back to their local government areas while, some that could not make it are still here with their children’’.
She said over 70 teachers offered voluntary teaching services to pupils and students without salaries. Earlier the chairman Board of Trustees of the school, Paul Gadzama said that the school sponsored 12 Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram to the United States and over 32 others are currently studying in various parts of the country…Read more