We’ll Return 10m Children Back To School – Commission

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The National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-school Children Education, has stated that the administration of President Bola Tinubu will soon return 10 million children back to school.

The commission said it is committed to mainstreaming 10 million out-of-school children back into the educational system within the next four years.

The commission also expressed its commitment to ensuring that, within the next four years, there will be no beggars in Nigeria under this administration.
Its executive secretary/CEO, Dr Idris Sani, stated this at a hybrid webinar yesterday in commemoration of the Global Action Week for Education, with the theme: “Transformative Education”

“It is the intention of this government within the next four years to mainstream 10 million Nigerian children back into school,” he said.
“Parents will be sensitized by our commission to encourage them to do what is right. God has endowed and blessed them with children, and Nigerians should be made to know that it is their responsibility to look after their children.

“It is also part of the commission’s mandate to encourage well-meaning Nigerians to support those downtrodden, otherwise, there will be no peace.

“The issue of out-of-school children is not limited to the northern part of the country alone; it is prevalent everywhere. Even in Akwa Ibom, you see them at mechanics,” he said.
Sani emphasised that the overwhelming lack of security in the country today suggests that the educational policy of the country requires serious checking, revision, and revitalization.

A policy, research and influencing manager at Plan International, Tunde Aremu, said the out-of-school children issue in Nigeria requires a conscious effort by political leadership in the country to heavily invest in bringing back and restructuring the education system.

Also, a member of the Youth Action Group Global Campaign for Education, Marwa Umar, said that one of the organisation‘s key objectives is to advocate for the inclusion of education as a priority agenda in future summits.

We also advocate for the standardization of the education system in Nigeria and increased financing for education. We hope to collaborate with ministries, political organizations, donor agencies, the EU, and UNESCO to achieve this mandate,“ he said.

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