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Children’s Day: Benue Gov promises greater investment in education

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured children of the state that his administration will continue to make massive investment in education to guarantee their future.

Ortom gave the assurance in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Wednesday to mark 2020 Children’s Day.

According to the statement, the governor reaffirms his policy to make tertiary education strong, secondary education stronger and primary education strongest.

He stated that the ongoing upgrade of facilities in public primary and secondary schools across the state will be sustained, in order to give the Benue child a conducive learning environment.

Governor Ortom promised that more customized furniture will be acquired for primary schools across the state, in addition to the 35,000 customized desks and chairs recently distributed to the schools.

Ortom who lamented that the 2020 International Children’s Day has been affected by COVID-19, urged Benue children should not despair and rather take advantage of the online lessons organised by their schools to engage in studies and also remain obedient to their parents.

He equally advised parents and guardians to closely monitor activities and movements of their children during the COVID-19 period to prevent them from contracting the disease.

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