FG Enrolls 2 Million Out-of-School "Almajiri" Children in Basic Education Programs, States Minister

The move aligns with the government's commitment to reduce the number of out-of-school children and addresses the ongoing challenges in the education sector

FG Enrolls 2 Million Out-of-School "Almajiri" Children in Basic Education Programs, States Minister

The Federal Government of Nigeria has successfully enrolled two million out-of-school "Almajiri" children in basic and Arabic literacy programs, announced Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman. This initiative was highlighted during the Citizens and Stakeholders Engagement on Nigerian Education Sector Ministerial Deliverables in Abuja.

The move aligns with the government's commitment to reduce the number of out-of-school children and addresses the ongoing challenges in the education sector. Mamman emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to tackle these issues effectively, including the deployment of technology in education and promoting skills development at all levels.

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The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, echoed similar sentiments, stressing the need for a team approach to address the various challenges facing the education sector. Additionally, the UK Government's support for Nigeria's basic education through projects like the GEP III project was acknowledged, which has provided access to learning for approximately 1.5 million girls and facilitated improvements in reading, numeracy, and cash transfer programs.

The Ministry aims to strengthen research and innovation, review technical and vocational education boards, and enhance the education management information system as part of its deliverables.