UBEC to release N142.5 billion to states for educational growth support

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) will be releasing N142.58 billion to support educational growth in Nigerian states.

The Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu disclose this yesterday in Kaduna during two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on Out-of-School Children.

The conference was organised by Federal Ministry of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission, National Commission for Mass Education and Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development, in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

He also said the World Bank had between 2016 and now issued $611 million credit facility to support states with higher number of out-of-school children.

“The Federal Government had equally deducted N71.292 billion from Paris Club Refund, as outstanding UBEC counterpart fund owed by states as at August 2018.

The minister said, We must provide our children with the needed knowledge and skills to realise their potentials and contribute to the development of our dear nation,”

He therefore called on relevant stakeholders to join hands in tackling the root causes of out-of-school children.

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