Out-of-School Children: Bauchi educates Tsangaya Scholars to fight menace
Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has appealed to the Association of Center for the improvement of Qur’anic Traditional Schools in Nigeria and other relevant stakeholders to join hands with the Bauchi State government in its effort to reduce the number of out-of-school children through the new programme of Better Education service delivery for All (BESDA).
BESDA is a World Bank/Federal Government-funded project, targeting at mopping up out-of-school children and getting them back to classes in collaboration with the state government.
Chairman of the Board, Dr Abubakar Surumbai Sheikh Dahiru and Dr Abdullahi Bappah Ahmed, the Project Coordinator of BESDA in Gombe the state stated this on Tuesday in Bauchi at a one-day Sensitization Workshop organized for major stakeholders in Tsangaya education as part of the effort to return all pout of school children to classrooms.
They stressed the importance of education which serves as the bedrock for development and survival of mankind in the world and advised them to support the programmes for the socio-economic development of education.
Dr Surumbai Dahiru said that the programme will assist the beneficiaries with feeding, teachers allowances and other basic necessary learning and instructional materials.
He said, “the State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has interest in the development of the education sector that was the reason why immediately he assumed office, he made effort to tackle the problems inherited in the basic education sector due to lack of conducive environment of learning caused by problems like congestion in classrooms, lack of desks and chairs making pupils to study on the floor, some under the shades of trees, the governor awarded over N5 billion contracts to renovate and construct new classrooms and to provide desk and chairs across the 20 LGAS”
On his Part, Gombe State Project Coordinator advised the participants to pay attention in order to benefit from the programme .and commended the good relationship between Bauchi and Gombe State which makes them join hands together to fight the menace.