About 876,000 primary school Pupils in Katsina State are to benefit from Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.
This is even as the state government employed 11,000 food vendors to cook for the pupils in the state.
The feeding programme was flagged off for primary one to three pupils in Katsina, on Tuesday.
Hajiya Binta Abba Umar, the state Coordinator of the programme, said the programme would go a long way in reducing the sufferings of primary school pupils in the state.
In her words, “The benefit of this programme is to improve on the enrolment and retention of the pupils across primary schools in the state. The state government would not hesitate to sanction any cook that fail to provide the free meal for the pupils because the initiative is for them”.
Earlier, Governor Aminu Masari, said that his government is desirous of ensuring that pupils focus their attention on learning, pointing out that there is a relationship between well-fed pupils and the capacity to learn while hungry pupils find it difficult to concentrate.
The governor said it is imperative to mainstream school feeding as a policy of his government, just as he said the programme is very important particularly that the primary education is fundamental as it is the foundation of the education sector.
Culled from Independence