Group partners TY Danjuma Foundation to improve primary education in Enugu


An Enugu-based Non Governmental Organisation, the South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) in partnership with the TY Danjuma Foundation has commenced a project to improve learning in primary schools.

The project, which is being implemented in collaboration with the Enugu State Ministry of Education through the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), seeks to improve the learning outcome of pupils in the state.

The Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Nkechi Igwe made the disclosure in an interview with the newsmen in Enugu on Thursday.

The director said the project was to improve learning outcome of pupils in Enugu by equipping primary school teachers with modern techniques of teaching as well as encourage involvement of communities in schools’ management.

Igwe said that the training would cut across the three senatorial districts of Enugu East with focus on Enugu East and North Local Government Areas, Enugu North zone comprising Igbo-Etiti and Nsukka and Enugu West with Awgu and Aninri LGAs as focal groups.

She said that 30 teachers would be trained in each of the three senatorial zones in the state for a period of one year.

The executive director commended the state Commissioner for Education, Prof Uchenna Eze and the Chairman, ENSUBEB, Chief Ikeje Asogwa for giving the project full support and making sure it became a reality.

Igwe explained that SSSDO was a duly registered non-profit organization whose vision was to see a society where sustainable development was achieved for women, youth and children.

“Our mission is to equip young women and men with the social, health, economic, educational and political skills needed to survive and compete favorably in any part of the world, but more so, in Sub-Saharan Africa,’’ she said.