Anambra pupils reject promotion to benefit from school feeding programme

Written by on June 24, 2022

Some pupils of public primary schools in Anambra State have reportedly rejected their earned promotion to senior classes, just to qualify for the school feeding programme of the federal government.

The Programme Manager of the National Homegrown School Feeding Scheme in Anambra State, Mrs Eriken Uzoamaka disclosed this in Awka on Thursday.

The feeding programme is mainly for pupils from primary one to primary three. Mrs Eriken said the finding was that some pupils reject promotion to primary four because they want to remain in classes where they can be fed.

Eriken who spoke during a two-day capacity-building workshop on Enhancing Social Protection Programme in Nigeria, a programme organised by the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), said the challenge would be resolved once the menu of the higher classes are improved.

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