Intervention: AUN targets 205,000 learners, teachers in N/East

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, says it has targeted 5,000 teachers, 200,000 learners and 100 education managers under the Early Grade Reading Intervention across Adamawa and Gombe States.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Daniel Okereke, AUN’s Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Wednesday in Yola.

Okereke said the programme was being implemented the AUN- Institute (AUN-AI), adding that the institution was executing three major donor-funded programmes in the region.

He said the institution was coordinating AUN’s development initiatives designed to encourage community based solution in the areas of education, livelihood, youth empowerment, and peace building.

“Presently, the AUN-AI is implementing three major donor funded intervention programmes in the region.

“They include USAID-funded Strengthening Education in the Nigeria States (SENSE) and Early Grade Reading Intervention in Adamawa and Gombe.

“The Building of Resilience Sustainable Agriculture project funded by the German Development Agency, (GIZ); and the Livelihoods Empowerment for IDPs, funded by the High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR),” he said.

According to him, the institution will resume Development and Leadership Lecture series billed for Thursday Oct. 14, with the first speaker from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Jalal-Eddeen Saleh.

Saleh is the North-West Zonal Coordinator and National Professional Officer for Malaria, WHO Country Office.

The WHO official would present a paper titled: “The New Vaccine: What does it mean.”