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Number of out-of-school children has reduced – UBEC

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The Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) in Nigeria has reduced the number of out-of-school children and literacy among school-age children in Nigeria.

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawale stated this 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.

Dr. Kolawale said BESDA programme which is supported by the World Bank is targeted at out-of-school children to increase equitable access, improve literacy and strengthen Accountability for results in Basic Education delivery in Nigeria.

Participants were advised to note that for BESDA programme to success, two (2) forms of legal documents have been signed by the World Bank and the Federal Government on one part, and by UBEC and seventeen beneficiary States on the other part.

The one week programme will feature paper presentation by World Bank representative, BESDA Resource person, meeting wish all the legal officers among others.

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