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We reduced the number of out of school children from 10.1 million in 2019 to 6.9 million in 2020 – Education Minister

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The Federal Government has said that the number of out-of-school children in the country reduced from 10.1 million in 2019 to 6.9 million in 2020.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Thursday during the annual ministerial briefing on the activities of the ministries in 2020.

He said this in justification of the sum of $611 million secured through the World Bank credit facility to support Universal Basic Education

Adamu added that the National Association of Proprietors and School Owners of Nigeria recorded the enrollment of one million children.

“I can, however, tell you that through the BESDA initiative, we have reduced the figure of out-of-school children from 10.1 million to 6.9 million.” he said.compulsory.

Nigeria is the country hit with the highest number out-of -school children.

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. This is despite primary education is officially free and compulsory.

“I can, however, tell you that through the BESDA initiative, we have reduced the figure of out-of-school children from 10.1 million to 6.9 million.” he said.compulsory.

Nigeria is the country hit with the highest number out-of -school children.

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. This is despite primary education is officially free and compulsory.

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