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FG To Enroll 3million Out Of School Children By 2024

BY: HighCelebritySquard 



The federal ministry of education says it intends to enroll three million out of school children in schools by 2024 and has sought the partnership of all stakeholders to achieve the goal.

Special adviser to the minister of state for education, Dr Claris Ojham, dropped the hint at the third edition of “Walk for Education 3.0,” organised by FlexiSAF Foundation in Abuja yesterday.

Ojham said the ministry would partner Flexixer to ensure that it brings all children that are out of school back to classrooms to increase access to education, particularly the less privileged.

She said the walk for education is a kind of motivational message, whereby when one looks at very prominent people walking for education, children would want to go to school to be like them, and it is very encouraging.

Director general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Kashifu Inuwa, said at the event that the agency had a target to implement the national literacy framework to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030.

He said NITDA plans to work with foundations like FlexiSAF to define its initiative for quality and inclusive access to education through digital infrastructure, adding that the agency was coming up with the new initiative to deploy three learning centres per state, especially in public schools where there is no infrastructure.

“Today you will never get quality education without digital infrastructure. So at NITDA we have part of our strategic roadmap and action plan. We have a pillar to include inclusive access to digital infrastructure and services.

“For the past four years we have implemented more than 1200 projects in unserved and underserved communities mostly in the education system; secondary schools and higher institutions. So we will do more and also we have a target of implementing the national literacy framework to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030,” Inuwa said.

Also speaking, the Executive Director of FlexiSAF, Amina Abubakar, urged the National Assembly to ensure that Nigeria realises 26% of the N27.50 billion 2024 budget to fund education, lamenting that the sector was in a state of emergency.

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