Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (BASUBEB) has returned 153,398 out-of-school children to the classroom under the Better Education Service Delivery (BESDA) in 16 out of the 20 local government areas of the state.
The Chairman of SUBEB, Dr Abubakar Sheikh Dahiru stated this when he declared opened the objectives of BESDA in Almajiri education in the state.
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He said BESDA is a World Bank Programme in collaboration with the federal and state government with the aim of returning out-of -school children to school.
He said in the first phase of the exercise, which was carried out last year, 94,000 pupils were returned to school in nine local government areas and this year, seven local government were added, bringing the number to 16 out of 20 local government areas.
He said the programme caters for the welfare of the pupils by providing conducive atmosphere for learning for them.
“We provide all learning and instructional materials, to them, we provide water, toilets, soaps, uniform, disabled cycles to ease their transportation to school and we provide special needs for the pupils,among others.’’
He appealed to parents, community and religious leaders to support the government in its efforts to bring education to the door steps of their communities.
In their separate remarks, the enumerators, traditional and community leaders thanked SUBEB for organising the training and sensitisation workshop.