Kebbi joins forces with CSOs, a traditional institution to reduce the number of out-of-school children
Concerned about the growing number of out-of-school children. The government of Kebbi State has partnered with civil society organizations (CSOs) and development associations in the UAE to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state. Kebbi State Council for Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) Chairman Professor Kahalid Mohammed, who revealed this while addressing participants at a stakeholder forum in Birnin Kebbi, said However, said that the main objective of the meeting was to reflect on how to combat the threat and ensure that Koranic schools are fully integrated into Western education across the state. “Our goal of this meeting is to raise awareness of the enrollment campaign and bring about changes to the school system,” he said.
In his remarks, the executive secretary of the council, Alhaji Hassan Umar, said that the “best delivery of education services for all” has about 945 integrated Koranic schools existing in the four councils of the emirates of the state. He said the new centers to be created would also include 331 IQS centers in the four Emirates with the aim of improving the schooling of IQS, nomadic girls and children. Hassan, who further pointed out that the program which was in collaboration with UNICEF, costed the existing UNICEF IQS centers in the four emirates at 915 centers, while 101,120 centers are intended for the expected registration of IQS centers in the four emirates councils. .
He further explained, however, that 419 new centers within the framework of girls’ education are to be established in the four Emirates, while 283 centers already exist, adding that LR: Special Advisor to the Governor of Ogun State on primary and secondary education, Ms. Ronke Soyombo; Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu; Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria Limited, Ms Ola Williams and Microsoft Customer Success Manager (Modern Classroom), Mr Babatunde Vaughan, at the Strategic Partnership Meeting on Digital Transformation in Education, held in the Commissioner’s waiting room , Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta le The expected enrollment figure for nomadic education is 124,669, but it is currently 112,918. At the start, one of the stakeholders, a former head of department (HoS ) State, which represented the Emirate of Gwandu, expressed dismay at the condition of some schools and the attitude of some teachers towards work. “You see some schools don’t exist physically because some of them only exist in name, with all the structures collapsed,” he said.