- November 6, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Akwa Ibom
A cross-section of Heads of Primary Schools in Akwa Ibom state have faulted a statement by the presidency that it has commenced the feeding of 171,732 pupils in 1,101 primary schools in the state, saying the program has only been discussed, though not actualized yet.
Some of the headmasters drawn from select primary schools in some local government areas of the state, who spoke with planet news, say they are still hopeful that the initiative will come to fruition, aside the paperwork.
They however shared divergent views on the Home Grown Feeding program by the federal government.
Recall that the Presidency had on October 23 said 4.7million school children in 25,771 schools drawn from 17 states across the country, including Akwa Ibom state, are now enjoying free meals under the present administration’s National Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, who disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists said, so far, in Akwa Ibom state, 171,732 children in 1,101 schools are being fed.