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FG to feed 5.5m school children to enhance education – VP

Federal Government has said it will feed 5.5 million primary school children as part of efforts to ensure quality and accessible education to all children, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.

Speaking yesterday in Kaduna at the 28th convocation ceremony for the 64 regular course of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force as well as 65 regular course of Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force and Short service course 44 of Nigerian Army at the Nigerian Defence Academy, the Vice President said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has a mission of providing quality education to Nigerians to ease the burden of education on the common man.

The Vice President, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali, commended the Commandant and staff of NDA for “discharging military and academic training and both roles are being performed creditably” to churn out “well trained officials for our armed forces in maintaining territorial integrity and national security” adding that the institution has done well in the area of research, teaching and community service.

“Federal Government is aware of the significance of education, it is in this regard that we are giving priority to the development of education sector. Over N398 billion had been budgeted for education sector which remains one of the highest so far.

“In the Federal Government’s school feeding programme, 5.5 million school children will be provided with meals in our schools to ease the burden on  our parents and to enable our children have access to quality education. It is gladdening that NDA had received National University Commission accreditation in arts and social science, engineering and science.

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