• The Federal Government has deployed 32 volunteers to Tanzania in order to assist the country develop its education sector under the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) scheme for the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

    The Director-General of TAC, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi, at a farewell ceremony for the volunteers in Abuja shortly before their departure, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria while in Tanzania.

    Osunyikanmi urged the volunteers to behave responsibly so as to reverse any misconception that might be held about Nigeria in their host country.

    He assured the volunteers that the federal government would take adequate care of their welfare and security, particularly through prompt payment of their monthly allowances.

    Mr Patrick Francis, a volunteer who would teach Mathematics in Tanzania, said he would also help to raise the moral of the students.

    Francis promised to discharge his duty exceptionally and be a good representative of Nigeria.

    Another volunteer, Ms Nketololu Nkechi, who would teach Chemistry, said she would also focus on mentoring the girls.

    Under the volunteer programme, Nigerian professionals in different disciplines are sent to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries who lack personnel in their disciplines for two years. (NAN)

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