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Out-Of-School-Children: Oyo Govt. To Receive $6m Grant To Fund Education

Oyo state is about to receive a sum of $6m grant under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme facilitated by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) with the support of the World Bank.
National Coordinator of BESDA, Professor Jidado Tahiru stated this when he led a delegation from UBEC and SUBEB on a courtesy visit to the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Friday.

He explained that the programme is “aimed at drastically reducing the rate of out of school children across the country, while noting that Oyo state is among 17 states who had benefitted from the programme.”

He equally disclosed that the state would get the first tranche of the fund in the sum of $3m any moment from now, and thus appealed to the state government to ensure that the over 300,000 out of school children in the state be reduced at the next academic session.

Professor Tahiru said “this is a programme that is designed specifically for all children who are not in school for the purpose that they are given education, particularly literacy.

“My plea to you is to deliver the message to the governor to let us see that we clear the less than 300,000 children on the streets before the mid-term. Let’s commit ourselves to see that this is done.”

In his response, Governor Seyi Makinde who was represented by his Deputy, Engr. Raufu Olaniyan reiterated the resolve of the state government in ensuring qualitative education in the state and promised to support the scheme.

Olaniyan said, “We know the number of out of school students all over the state, we know what will happen when we clean up, it’s going to have a spiral effect on other surrounding states.”

He said further that “BESDA is a very laudable programme which means a lot to the people and government of Oyo State. Before this government came into power, Oyo State already has maximum budgetary provision of 4 – 5 per cent for education.”

He however assured that the current administration would earmark nothing less than 10 percent of budgetary allocation for education in the State.

Also, the chairman Oyo state universal basic education board (SUBEB), Dr Nureeni Adeniran assured that the state would work in line with the standard blueprint in executing the programme while also assuring that by next session there would be a reduction in out of school children in Oyo state.


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