Education Minister solicits support for out-of-school children.
Written by News Room on February 1, 2022
Minister of State, for Education Mr Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, has called on stakeholders, good spirited individuals and philanthropists to support out-of-school children get back to school.
The minister made the call at the inauguration campaign on out-of-school children in the six geopolitical zone, held in Minna on Monday.
He explained that the ministry in 2018 launched a ministerial strategic plan of 2018/2022 and observed that the country still had high rate of out-of-school children.
In his remarks, Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger, lamented that the education of children living in hard-to-reach communities in the state had been affected by insecurity bedeviling the state.
In her welcome address, Niger State Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Salihu, disclosed that after various interventions through the school feeding programme and other laudable state initiatives, the number of out-of-school children had reduced to 298,192 from 513,963 among the North central states for basic education.