As part of the National Youth service Corps (NYSC) Community development service (CDS) programme, a corp member, Tijani Hassan Abdulkarim currently undergoing the one year mandatory National youth service has donated exercise books, pen, pencils, erasers and sharpners to students of Arikime Primary School, Potiskum, Yobe State.
The programme which was executed under the scheme’s personal CDS project is aimed at empowering, sensitising and educating the students on the importance of acquiring education
Corper Abdulkarim in his speech beckoned on the students to take their education with a high spirit of seriousness as that will guarantee them equal opportunities with their peers not just within the country but all over the world.
He further said quality education in the community will guarantee peace and security especially as the state continues to drive further post-insurgency developmental plans.
The NYSC state Coordinator Hajiya Hafsat Yerima represented by Mike Itodo at the program called on the students to be serious and committed to their studies. She also enlightened the students on the importance of education.
The state Coordinator further expressed her happiness with the courage of the corp member who utilised his time and energy in achieving the production of over 200 exercise books which were presented to the students.
Highlights of the programme includes a debate competition on the topic “Male child education is better than female child education, lectures by corp members on the theme: “Education a tool for Community development”, fulfilling the rights of children by their parents and Community and also a lecture on the importance of acquiring Islamic and western education.
The school Headteacher Mallam Sani Muhammed in his speech thanked NYSC and the corp member for finding the school worthy of benefiting from such huge project. He said that the students were overwhelmed with joy as demonstrated in the warm reception they accorded the corps members and other guests in attendance.