FG to spend N220bn on out-of-school children

The federal government says it has committed N220 billion to tackle the out-of-school children menace ravaging the country, an official has said.

Nigeria has about 10.5 million out of school children according to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)

In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Saturday afternoon, the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Gooong, said the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said this in Yola, at the launch of the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) program in the state.

According to the statement, the minister said the fund is a credit facility from the World Bank to Nigeria.

The fund has been given to states on an interest-free basis to enable them fight the scourge.

”The cardinal objective of the…

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