Niger State Commissioner Of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, has affirmed that the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) will go a long way to regaining the past glory of giving the children the best foundation for their educational growth and development.
She also said that the state government has successfully removed Almajiri off the streets across the State.
The Commisioner stated this yesterday at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center Minna, during the flagg off of BESDA program, in which 17 out of the 36 states of the Federation were beneficiaries .
The program is a world bank programme aimed at taking off many Nigerian children of school age roaming the streets be enrolled in Schools.
Hajiya Hannatu, assured of effective and efficient implementation of the programme in the State and commended Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, World Bank and Federal Government for ensuring that the state benefitted by the facilitation of the programme.
Earlier In his address, the Executive Chairman, NSUBEB, Dr Isah Adamu noted that BESDA has so far received 6 million dollars equivalent of N1,933,750,000.00 in two tranches in May and August 2019 respectively.
The Chairman explained that in carrying out its mandates no fewer than 1,599 Almajiri centers were identified in 517 communities of the 15 focal local governments of the state with 206,093 out of school children were captured in which132,086 were males and 74,007 females.
Dr Isah Adamu also revealed that 72,553 out of school children were enrolled in the 367 selected Non formal education centers for the target of 47,934 out of school children in Niger state.
He said 2,177 primary one teachers with the multiplying effect on 83,432 primary beneffitted at the first phase of the programme including developing the capacity of ICT/EMIS staff/ teachers, and improving conduct of Annual school census and others.
The Chairman then applauded the World Bank, federal ministry of education and governor Abubakar Sani Bello for the opportunity and enlisting Niger state among 17 focal states of Nigeria.
Jibrin Usman kodo
Niger State Ministry Of Education.