There will be a comprehensive enumeration of pupils in public primary schools in the state to ensure efficiency and accuracy in the implementation of the home-grown school feeding programme.
The exercise will be conducted in close partnership with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in the state.
This was disclosed during the training of data entry assistants, enumerators, supervisors and collation officers conducted on Tuesday 28th May 2019 by the state government in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics.
Participants were drawn from field staff of the Statistics office in the state and NPower volunteers conducting Basic Registrations across the local government areas.
Hon Usman Buhari Ali Gwandu, the State Coordinator and Focal Person of the Programmes said that the Home Grown School Feeding Programme commenced in January 2019 in the state with about 250,000 pupils on the feeding list, but has now grown to over 325,000 from across the State within the four months of implementation, and attracting more pupils enrollment in schools.
State Statistician from the National Bureau of Statistics, Mr Saidu Saleh disclosed that the aim of the exercise was to have a reliable data on number of pupils and further design of an effective monitoring and supervision process for the programme in the State.
Speaking on behalf of the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Isa Umar called on Headmasters and parents to avail their children to participate in the exercise.
He said that all public primary schools in the State totalling about 2,000 are expected to be covered during the exercise, which is commencing immediately and to last for about four weeks.
The exercise will also see to a collaboration to be led by an IT consultant Cognify, to support digitization of the pupils and data management for recording pupils progression and other learning curves.
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