Nasarawa State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has donated educational materials worth N9 million to primary schools in the state.
Among the items shared out to head teachers of the schools on Thursday in Lafia were 5,500 copies of registers, 2,400 lesson note books, dusters and dossiers.
Its chairman, Mr Francis Jatau, who supervised the exercise, said that it was the second time the union was distributing educational materials to the schools.
He said that the union supplied the items after complaining severally to the government without any positive response.
“We do not have money but had to do this so that system will not degenerate further,” he said.
He said that the gesture was to complement government efforts.
“The teachers are interested in quality education and want to fill the gaps so that children could get a sound foundation.
“We also want to ensure that teachers had all they needed to ease their work,” he said.
The chairman appealed to the state government to ensure prompt supply of registers and other instructional materials to boost the teaching and learning environment.
Earlier, Mr Musa Dan-Azumi, Chairman, Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), had expressed gratitude to the union for the effort, and assured them of government’s continues support. (NAN)