The Federal Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu has disclosed that all States in Nigeria will be getting N142.58 billion from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to support and revitalize education across all States of Nigeria.
The Minister of Education disclosed this on Wednesday 10th of October while he was speaking at the opening of a two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders’ Conference which was organised by Federal Ministry of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), National Commission for Mass Education and Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development, in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Out-of-School Children.
According to the Malam Adamu Adamu, between 2016 and now, the World Bank had issued $611 million credit facility to support states with a higher number of out of school children to help improve the chances of these children at getting educated.
He also revealed that the Federal Government took N71.292 billion out of the Paris Club Refund, as outstanding UBEC counterpart fund owed by states as at August 2018.
He further explained that such financial support to the states through UBEC and Tertiary Education Trust Fund and other platforms will go a long way to ensure that the children in the remote areas across the Nigerian States get access to quality education.
Malam Adamu Adamu also used the opportunity to call on relevant stakeholders to join hands in the fight against lack of education in the remote areas of Nigeria while stressing that its important for everyone to wrok together to rpovide children with the needed knowledge and skills to realise their potentials and further contribute to the development of the nation Nigeria.
The minister thanked the northern traditional leaders and relevant stakeholders for coming together to express collective commitment to addressing the phenomenon of out-of-school children and explained that the N142.58 billion will be disbursed through the proper channels when it is released by UBEC.
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