Insurgency: VSF to launch education support project in Northeast


THE Victims Support Fund (VSF) has concluded plans to launch an Education Support Project in communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

The Executive Director, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, disclosed this in a statement issued by Ms Munachi Okoro, Communication Officer, VSF on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to Ochoche, the education sector has been hard hit by the insurgency leaving many children out of school in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

He said the project is aimed at improving the quality of education, rendering support and facilitating access to learning materials as well as strengthening the capacity of teachers.

The executive director said the project would support about 49,000 pupils and train 1,000 teachers across the three states.

He listed the educational materials to be distributed to include; textbooks, bags, exercise books, sandals, pencils, biros, eraser, learning chart and chalks.

Ochoche said that VSF, through its interventions over the years, had facilitated massive school enrolment in the affected communities.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Victims Support Fund has been working since 2015 to provide support services to victims of insurgency in the Northeast Nigeria. (NAN)

– Oct 16, 2019 @ 11:39 GMT |

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