School Feeding: NYSC begins training 200 corps members as enumerators in Bauchi

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The () in Bauchi state, says has begun 200 corps members as enumerators, for the Home Grown Feeding Programme (HGSFD) the Federal Government.

Mr Timin Lazarus, the Schedule Officer, HGSFD, , Bauchi, disclosed this in an with the News Agency (NAN) in Bauchi, on Wednesday.

According to him, the was sequel to directives given to the to select and train no fewer than 200 corps members in the state as enumerators, to fast-track enrollment pupils into the NGSFD in the state.

Lazarus, who explained that the corps members would be trained on data capture of all the people involved, in accredited primary schools, said the exercise would assist the government in making effective policies, as well as take informed decisions on the programme’s implementation.

He highlighted those whose data would be captured in the accredited schools to include; pupils from primary one to three, the cooks, parents, head teachers and other stakeholders.

“Bauchi was allocated 200 and we have trained 103 so far, today we train another 27, tomorrow we train 31 and we train another 39 on .

“After the , we wait for the date to commence the actual exercise because the timetable has already been drafted. When the forms are completely distributed to the , then corps members swing into action to start the enumeration.

“This exercise definitely enable the government to make informed and effective policies, and decisions regarding the programme,” he said.

On the modalities for the selection of the trainee corps members, Lazarus said that field officers in each of the state’s 20 local government areas, were charged with the responsibility of selecting the best out of the corps members.

He advised those selected to be sincere and patriotic in the discharge of their assigned responsibilities, for the exercise to achieve the purpose for which was introduced.