No out-of-school children by end 2017- UBEC
The Universal Basic Education (UBE) has revealed that it has taken measures to ensure that before the end of 2017 there would be no out-of-school children in the country.
The Executive Secretary, Alhaji Dikko Suleiman made the revelation while speaking to newsmen shortly after the presentation of the UBE 5-year (2015-2020) Roadmap committee’s report in Abuja yesterday.
He said that the commission as an intervention body had initiated various programmes to ensure that before the end of 2017, 10 million children roaming the streets would be to school.
“Confidently, I am very sure that before even the end 2017 we will have no children roaming the streets,” he said
According to him, part of the initiatives included designing a curriculum and schools that would motivate them to come to school, learn and retain them there.
He explained further that UBEC had designed schools and vocational curriculum for the boys in the South-East and South-South regions that were running from schools because of business.
He stressed that the curriculum would teach the child the practical aspect of the profession he wanted to do.
Earlier, chairman of the Roadmap Development Committee, Prof. Umar Tuni Muhammad said that some of the core recommendations in the road map focused on areas that needed proactive interventions, promoting dialogue among different partners, addressing obstacles to education and giving priorities on the new sustainable development goals.
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