The World Bank is to support Nigeria with 611 million dollars to get children back to school under the Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA programme,
Coordinator of the programme Gidado Tahir, made this known in Kaduna on Friday at a meeting with officials of State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, on modalities for the implementation of the programme.
He explained that the project is being supported by the World Bank to tackle the problem of out-of-school children in the country. According to him, the alarming rate of out-of-school children has remained a worrisome phenomenon in the country that must be addressed.
Tahir added that the programme would essentially focus on increasing access for out-of-school children and ensuring that children who attend school could read, write and manipulate figures.
The states include Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Niger, Ebonyi, Rivers, and Oyo.