BESDA Programme To Reduce Out-of-school Children – UBEC

BESDA Programme To Reduce Out-of-school Children – UBEC
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By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has revealed that the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) will help reduce the number of out-of-school children.

Speaking during the an ongoing workshop on Financing Agreement and its Implementation Manual signed with SUBEBs for legal officers of the Commission in Lagos, Deputy Executive Secretary, Services Dr.

Isiaka Olayinka Kolawale that the programme will also promote literacy among school age children in Nigeria.

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In a press release signed by Head Public Relations and Protocol, David Apeh, Kolawole also stated that the programme will signicantly promote system strengthening among states and would therefore target out-of-school children who will be taken off the street and placed under a proper school system.

He revealed  that the BESDA programme which is supported by World Bank will not only target at out-of-school children but will also increase equitable access, improve literacy and strengthen accountability for positive results in Basic Education delivery in Nigeria.

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Participants were advised to note that for BESDA programme to  be a success, two forms of legal documents have been signed by the World Bank and the Federal Government on one part, and by UBEC and seventeen beneciary state on the other part.
“Therefore it is my advice that you commit yourselves to understanding the Documents and bene/ts that will accrue from this workshop” he said.

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The one week programme will feature paper presentation by  World Bank representative, BESDA Resource person, meeting wish all the legal o+cers among others.


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