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Kaduna Gov, Sani, Expresses Concern Over Increasing Number Out-Of-School Children

*Summons SUBEB officials to a meeting Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, has expressed concern over the increasing number of out of school children in the state, as he summoned the officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to a meeting on how to arrest the anomaly. A statement by the state government yesterday pointed out that the governor while meeting with the Chairman and management team of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) whom he summoned to discuss the issue of out-of-school children in the state and other activities in the board, expressed his concern over the rising population of out-of-school children in Kaduna State, stating that the number was unacceptable. The governor however, charged all relevant agencies to work together to leverage on his administration’s commitment to investing in human capital including improving teachers’ quality and teaching standards to ensure that education investments produce the desired learning outcomes and bring the menace to the barest minimum. According to the statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Lawal Shehu, “Governor Sani emphasized that reducing the number of out-of-school children was a top priority for his administration, and urged all stakeholders to work towards achieving this goal. “Governor Sani informed SUBEB officials that he will present a report on the issue of out-of-school children in Kaduna State at the National Economic Council, aimed at attracting funding and support from the Federal Government and other relevant stakeholders towards addressing the issue.” Besides, he also reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing quality education for all children in Kaduna State, regardless of their socio-economic background, while urging “parents and guardians to take advantage of the free education policy in the state and ensure that their children are enrolled in school.” Sani further challenged all stakeholders to collaborate with his administration to ensure that each child in Kaduna State has access to quality education, noting that education was crucial in enabling young people to reach their full potentials and help build a prosperous future for the state.

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