The Federal Government has said that it is repackaging the country’s national school feeding programme for more impact in the educational sector.
According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this disclosure was made by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sony Echono, during an interview in Abuja on Monday, May 24, 2021.
Echono said that although the programme is under the supervision and control of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the education ministry was collaborating with it to deliver the best to Nigerians.
What the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education is saying
Echono in his statement noted that all would be done to ensure the Nigerian child has the best form of education.
He said, “The school feeding programme is being managed by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. We are collaborating with the ministry and from the feedback we have, it is being repackaged. This is to make it more focused and to have more impact, and in that process, we have made our contributions.’’
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What you should know
The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme is a government-led programme that aims to improve the health and educational outcomes of public primary school pupils. It uses farm produce locally grown by smallholder farmers to provide children with nutritious mid-day meals on every school day.
The program aims to improve the enrolment of primary school children in Nigeria and reduce the current dropout rates from primary school.