UNICEF working towards provision of befitting learning centers for IDP in Benue State.
Written by News Room on November 21, 2021
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is working towards providing a befitting learning centre for over 3000 out-of- school children at the Ukpam Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camp in Guma Local Government Area of Benue.
UNICEF Chief Field Officer, Dr Ibrahim Conteh, stated this in Ukpam while fielding questions from journalists after a monitoring visit of the two IDP camps at Daudu and Ukpam, in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
Conteh, who regretted the absence of a school structure to accommodate the children at the camp, said without education and the provision of basic learning materials, the future of the children would be bleak.
He assured that UNICEF would collaborate with the Benue State Government and other stakeholders in the education sector to ensure the construction of a structure for the children.
He said there were gaps in the provision of all basic services at the camps, but that those that were of prime concern to them was education, health and sanitation adding that there was no school structure in the camp, explaining that children were being taught under trees.