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OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN:FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISES TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES

OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN:FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISES TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES

The Federal Government has reaffirmed its Commitment o addressing the challenges of out of school children in all parts of the country.

The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the promise during a quarterly meeting of universal Basic Education Commission( UBEC ) Management team with the Executive Chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Boards, Held in Kano.

Adamu Adamu represented by the Executive Secretary UBEC Hamid Boboyi said the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari was determined in ensuring that the menace of out of school children was properly addressed.

He explained that the Federal Government had made available the sum of 107 Billion Naira to state governments through the World Bank supported Better Education service delivery for all BESDA ,with the aim of addressing the challenges.

The Minister Maintained that Federal Government would continue to partner and support state governments in ensuring that the educational sector is reformed to meet the aspirations of the people.

In his remarks Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Represented by his Deputy Nasir Yusif Gawuna said the meeting was very timely.

He said his administration was according much priority to the education sector , stressing that the implementation of the free and compulsory education was a clear demonstration of the Commitment.

Earlier the Executive Secretary of UBEC represented by his deputy on technical issues Professor Bala Zakari said the meeting was geared towards fine tuning modalities of addressing out of school children challenges among others.

The Executive Chairman Kano state universal basic education Board Danlami Hayyo said Kano state government was able to enroll over three hundred thousand out of school children back to school last year, saying same would also be done this year.

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