By: Prudence Okonna
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have donated learning materials to Primary Schools in the FCT to improve the teaching and learning experience of both teachers and pupils respectively.
The donation was made to emphasize the need to educate children in their early years, using ideal learning and instructional materials, which have been identified as fundamental tools in raising intellectually sound adults.
The Director, Special Duties, External Relations and Technical Cooperation, NIMASA, Isichei Osamgbi disclosed this during a symbolic donation of the learning materials to Model Primary School Kubwa 3, Bwari Area Council, Abuja.
Osamgbi noted that it was important for his team at NIMASA to support the efforts made by teachers in Primary Schools by providing materials to make teaching easy and learning even easier for the pupils; adding that it is part of their Cooperate Social Responsibility Support for those who need the facilities.
He stated that their job is to collaborate with the government ‘by contributing our quota by identifying people who have these needs like the Internally Displaced People’s Camp among others’.
Osamgbi added that more schools across the Territory identified by FEMA, who need the support will receive the educational materials.
Also speaking, the Director, Department of Relief and Rehabilitation, FEMA, Engr. Mohammed Abdulrahman revealed that NIMASA provided the items but FEMA identified the Schools that have peculiar needs of the materials provided will receive them.
Abdulrahman also assured that all schools that have been identified would receive their packages; adding that FEMA is open to collaborating with good-spirited individuals as well as organizations who wish to reach out to the less advantaged in communities across the FCT.
The Head Teacher, Model Primary School Kubwa 3, Ladi Matthew, expressed gratitude to NIMASA and FEMA for choosing to supply the materials to the School, noting that the children will be impacted greatly.
Similarly, the Head Teacher LEA Primary School Galadima, Gwarinpa, Agaja Agnes, who also received the materials said that the visit was timely, as the pupils needed the materials to aid their learning, promising that the supplies will be maximized and supervised.
A Primary six Pupil of Model Primary School Kubwa 3, Oloruntobi Aaron expressed excitement, saying, that they can now print the necessary things they need for use within the school.
Among the learning materials donated include Computers, UPS, Printers, Books, and some other stationaries.