Iâ€™m talking about bringing out of school children back to school,
The Chairman, Kebbi State Basic Education Board, Professor Suleiman Khalid, disclosed this to journalists in Birnin Kebbi.
He said last year over eighty-six thousand out of school children were enrolled back to schools with the targeted projection of enrollment of six five thousand out of school children aged from six to eleven years.
‘In fact when Iâ€™m talking about bringing out of school children back to school, I actually refer basically to BESDA programme activities which focus mainly out of school children especially the Almajirai’.
Professor Khalid pointed out that, BESDA programme do as much as possible to introduce numeracy, literacy western education into the informal education sector such as the Quranic schools, Tsangaya and the Nomadic by supplying Arithmetic and English teachers to teach in schools.
According to him, mainly in the rural areas, the issue of access to education has a gender dimension and has to do with the residence where children boys and girls who leave in the rural areas are less likely to access education than those in the urban areas.
‘We have more children outside the formal education because we have more children in the Quranic schools (makarantar allo), tsangaya and whatever and we actually trying to bring them in, first reaching out to them intervening in their schools first reaching out to them intervening in their schools providing them with sheds then water and sanitation like open water toilets’.
The Chairman said, recently five hundred and four convenient were constructed and the proprietors were also given some token money because we do this thing with a purpose to bring informal education into traditional education.