Corps Members Provide School Uniforms For Primary School Pupils In Katsina

About 40 indigent pupils of primary schools in Katsina State have benefitted from the generosity of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Batagarawa Local Government Area.

This unitiative of the Anti-Corruption Community Development Service Group of the NYSC members was as a result of a survey conducted on the deplorable condition of learning and life of pupils in basic primary schools in the area.

The beneficiaries were drawn from Batagarawa Low-cost Primary School and Batagarawa Model Primary School.

The President of the NYSC group, Ambali Abdulkabir, disclosed that as teachers in the various schools around the area, they observed that children were always not returning to school as expected.

According to him, after a short period of their survey, the number of children that drops out from schools attributed such to their parents being unable to afford the basic requirements for schooling.

“We were moved by this singular reason to contribute our own quota to provide uniforms for these children to stop them from dropping out of school”, he said.

He also called on wealthy and philanthropic groups as well as political, religious and traditional  leaders to come to the aid of the pupils by providing them some of the basic needs to enable them continue with their education and become responsible citizens in the society.

Also speaking, the Batagarawa Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Hassan Yusuf Machika, lauded the initiative and promised full support for corps members serving in the council area.

“I must commend the NYSC CDS programme for this wonderful performance. This, of course, shows that Corps members in Katsina have the progress and development of their host communities at heart. We will, therefore, ensure that we support them for more of such efforts”, he concluded.

On his part, the State Coordinator NYSC, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya represented by the Zonal Inspector of the zone, Alhaji Nuraddeen Mannir, commended the Corps members for the project.

He urged corps members to continue to make the desired impact in their host communities to develop and improve their standard.

Alhaji Ahidjo who observed the dedication and selfless virtues displayed by the Anti-Corruption CDS members in the execution of the project, urged other Corps members to emulate them.

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