The minister of state for education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, during the launch of the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) held in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, revealed that the federal government has enrolled over 924,590 out-of-school children into formal education system across 17 states of the federation.
He said the federal government has come up with a series of interventions to address the high rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and that so far based on the available report the effort is yielding fruitful results.
The minister added that the federal government is currently operating BESDA intervention in 17 states of the federation that include the entire 13 states of the North-West and North-East, with Jigawa, as one of the worst affected by the menace.
Nwajiuba said each beneficiary state is expected to start the implementation in line with the specific steps and guidelines provided under the program by the federal government.
The minister further reassured the commitment of the federal government to ensure that out-of-school children would be returned to school soon.