President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, was updated on children kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, by the state governor, Aminu Masari.
He said they were making progress and the outlook was positive.
Over 300 boys are still missing after suspected bandits invaded the school on Friday night.
Inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu had deployed additional officers to Katsina.
Governor Masari, accompanied by his Deputy, Manir Yakubu, told President Buhari that the kidnappers had made contact, adding that security agencts have located the position of the children.