The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC has said that Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) in Nigeria will reduce the number of out-of-school children.
The Head of Public Relations and Protocol, David Apeh disclosed this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, said the BESDA will also increase literacy among school-age children in Nigeria.
He also quoted the Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawale as saying that the “BESDA programme will significantly promote system strengthening among states of the federation and therefore the target out-of-school children.”
“These were the submission of the Deputy Executive Secretary, Services, Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawale at the ongoing workshop on Financing Agreement and its Implementation Manual signed with SUBEBs for legal officers of the Universal Basic Education Commission in Lagos.
“He said BESDA program will significantly promote system strengthening among States of the Federation and therefore target out-of-school children to ensure they taken off the street and place under proper school system.
“The Deputy Executive Secretary stressed that the BESDA programme which is supported by World Bank is targeted at out-of-school children increase equitable Acess, improve literacy and strengthen Accountability for results in Basic Education delivery in Nigeria,” he said.
Recall that The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, during the launching of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) by Jigawa state, on Thursday 18, March 2021, said Nigeria has more than 10 million out-of-school children, the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.