Out-of-school children reduced by 3 million – FG

The Federal Government on Nigeria via a tweet posted on its official Twitter handle disclosed that it has achieved a reduction in the figure of Out-of-School children in the country by 3,247,590 — from 10.1 million in May 2019 down to 6,946,328 as of 31st December 2020.

According to the government, the reduction is a result of the World Bank-supported “BETTER EDUCATION SERVICE DELIVERY FOR ALL” (BESDA) program currently being implemented in 17 states of the Federation.

It further states that the 3,247,590 reductions are made up of 1,792,833 through formal schools while 1,454,757 are through non-formal interventions such as Almajiri, Girl Child, Nomadic/migrant and IDPs/Education in emergencies, as confirmed by the National Population Commission and the NBS.

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