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UNICEF Holds 2023 End Of Year Review, 2024 Planning Meeting — Africa Daily News

By Suzan Edeh, Bauchi 

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF Bauchi Field Office in collaboration with five state governments, has organized its 2023 End of year Review and 2024 planning meeting in order to discuss achievements, key challenges and actions required to address the challenges in different sectors of the North-East zone.

The meeting which is in partnership with state governments of Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe, Plateau and Adamawa is also to develop and discuss draft activities for the 2024 work plan.

In his opening remarks, the Officer-in-Charge, UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, Dr Clement Adams at the commencement of the meeting that held at the Emerald Royal Hill Hotel conference hall in Gombe on Monday, said that the essence of the meeting was to reflect on what was done during the year in terms of successes recorded as well as challenges and gaps with the aim doing things differently to achieve better results for the following Year.

“This meeting is covering all the five states under the UNICEF Bauchi Field Office which include Bauchi, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba and plateau. In this meeting, we are looking at what we have been doing and plan for next year.We also want to see where we recorded successes, what contributed to it and also see where we need to make improvements.”

“There can be no success achieved if there is no adequate planning and that is what we have come here to do today. So we will be making contributions, suggestions, so that we can do things differently next year,” he said. 

In her address during the meeting, the Gombe State Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Aishatu Maigari said that the meeting was timely considering the fact it will chart a way forward for more achievements to be made in all the critical sectors of the states represented at the meeting.

She commended UNICEF for all the interventions it has made in the education Sector, particularly in the area of safe schools, training of education officers, development of sector plans of state governments.

Northeast and North-West regions are bedeviled by challenges which include issues of out-of-school children, Maternal and infant mortality, insecurity amongst other challenges.

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