Adamawa Bridging Educational Gap Between Poor, Rich; Farauta Tells Canadian Envoy

Government House

Adamawa State Deputy Governor Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, says government is bridging the educational gap between the rich and the poor through prompt payment of National Examination Council (NECO) and West African Examinations Council (WAEC) fees.

She says the aim is to produce responsible future leaders from the state.

Receiving the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria James Christoff in her office on Friday, Farauta said government had made education top priority, believing that educated youths can be off the streets.

“Educating youths could make them good citizens to themselves, the society and the world. Adamawa government gives education top priority. We are planning to send our good children to higher degrees and maters degrees,” the deputy governor said.

Earlier, the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria said he was in the state for American University of Nigeria AUN commencement slated to take place Saturday.

Christoff had inspected country’s key humanterian intervention projects sponsored to make impact in the lives of people in the state

Christoff inspected UNICEF, Save the Children and Refugee Council projects where he expressed confidence in the way funds earmarked for the projects are handled.

He said Canada is committed to supporting projects that make difference in the lives of young students in the area of education.

“I think our money has been put to good use in the state. We are committed to supporting the state not only in education but in quite a number of ways,” he said.

The High Commissioner emphasized that his country considered education as foundation for every society’s success, hence intervention in the education sector.

By Hussaini Hammangabdo