By Henry tyohemba
As part of the efforts to eliminate out- of -school children in the north east (OOSC), the World Bank has proposed the sum of N600 million as an intervention to address the issue.
This was made known yesterday in a statement issued by the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC) on the report of the just concluded advocacy visit by the Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi and some management staff to Bauchi and Gombe state to meet and discuss UBE delivery challenges peculiar to the states visited and what they should do to address them.
According to the statement, the visit was aimed at an interface with the key UBE stakeholders across the six geo political zones with the first occurring in Bauchi and Gombe.
During the visit, in Bauchi the Executive Secretary paid calks on the Executive Governor of Bauchj state, represented by his deputy, Engr. Nuhu Gidadi who is also the commissioner of education and proceeded to the emir of Bauchi and also visited three schools.
It stated that while in Bauchi, the ES hinted that the issue of OOSC is one the measure cause for the commission embarking on the advocacy visits. He also advocated that the low girl child enrolment jn basic education schools should be address through advocacy mobilization while also stating the desire if world bank to contribute its quota.
In Gombe state, the statement revealed that the high level advocacy started with the commissioning of primary school built by Hon. Aishattu
Dukku, former mjnister of state for Education and now a member of the house of Representative.
The ES expressed delight for commissioning the project and promised to look into the possibility of complimenting the effort of the donor in the school.
Responding, the governors from the respective states commended the ES and his team for embarking on the visit and admitted the enormity of basic education in their States and pledged to work for efficacy jn the system