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UBEC Boss Laments Out-Of-School Children Syndrome


Charity Simon, Abuja

Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education, (UBEC) Dr. Hamid Bobboyi says there is no justification for the number of out of school children in Nigeria.

According to a United Nation’s Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) report, Nigeria accounts for 47 percent of world population of out of school children.

Dr. Bobboyi gave the indication in Abuja while meeting with chairmen of state universal basic education board at the UBEC headquarters.

He said, the nation can only make progress in the implementation of it educational plans, if the basic sub -sector are adequately addressed.

Bobboyi, stated that the pivot that provides the basic for stability and progress in the basic education sub -sector hinges on the dynamic relationship with the state universal basic education boards.

“But we must also not forget the serious issues and challenges still facing us. It is a fear we all entertain that if this issue are not urgently addressed,they would come to retard our progress quite seriously in moving forward. One key issue l wish to draw to our attention to,is the enormous number of out -of-school-children subsisting in our midst”he said.

Earlier in her remark, the deputy Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr Sharon Oriero- Oviemuno solicited, synergy with State universal basic education board (SUBEB) in addressing challenges militating against the effective implementation of the basic education progress in Nigeria.

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