By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
Learning materials worth hundreds of thousands of Naira were distributed to some schools by Dawakin Tofa Education Trust Fund (DEFUND) in a colourful ceremony held at GSS Grammar Dawakin Tofa with all the invited guests in attendance.
In his welcome address, the chairman of the trust fund, Dr. Ameer Abdulazeez announced that education deserves collective contribution as government alone cannot cover everywhere due to population and other factors that are becoming an obstacles in managing the sector.
He added that, ” DETFUND would continue to mobilise the general public to engage in people oriented contributions towards the development of education across the local government area with helping hands and we are certain that in the near future, education would continue to receive bumper treatment with optimum results”.
Similarly, the Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor, Malam Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa announced that education is one of the top priorities of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and with the public participation, the sector would become more progressive and well managed across the state.
Other speakers include a representative from the state’s ministry of education, SUBEB, civil societies, education stakeholders and the representative of the Dawakin Tofa District Head, who called on well meaning citizens to participate fully for the development of education no matter how little it might be.
The items distributed include 1,000 20 leaves exercise books, 1,000 40 leaves exercise books, 500 registers, 500 record books, 700 stickers and chalks, while there were other interventions carried out, which clearly indicates that Dawakin Tofa Education Trust Fund would become exemplary among other trust funds.
Speaking to our correspondent, Malam Musa Mudi, a reporter with Express Radio said that Dawakin Tofa Academic Forum is one of the most formidable non-governmental associations that is seriously working selflessly towards the development of education at both levels.
He commended the leadership of the trust fund for steering the affairs of the organisation without bias.