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Published On: Tue, Oct 20th, 2020

Out -of-school Children: BESDA targets 148,000 children in Zamfara

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Maryam Abeeb, Abuja

The Federal Govt has flagged off the Better Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA)program in Zamfara State, targeting the enrollment of 148,000 children that are currently out of school in the state.
This was made known during the visit of the Minister of State for Education Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba to His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gusau,Alh.(DR) Ibrahim Bello (Sarkin Katsina Gusau).
He explained that the Federal Govt is proud of the strong ranking of the 14th position of Zamfara State in the on going National common Entrance Examination (NECO) ratings in terms of the number of applications vying to get into the nation’s Unity colleges.
Hon Nwajiuba also during a courtesy call on His Excellency, the Executive gov of Zamfara no State,Alh. Bello Mohamed lauded the achievements of the Govt of Zamfara State especially in the area of Basic and Secondary Education which have manifested in the current position of Zamfara State in the NECO ratings from the last to 14 position in the States of the Federation.
According to him, the FG will take advantage of it’s competitive edge over other states if the BESDA program is implemented faithfully,having already enrolled 19,000 children.
The Minister revealed that the BESDA program has already enrolled over one million children in states where it has so far been launched.
Hon Nwajiuba assured that a comfortable payment schedule will be worked out for Zamfara State.

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