Sokoto enrols over 200,000 out-of-school children

Sokoto State Government has sent over 200,000 out-of-school children back to school under its non-formal learning system within one year.

The state chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board, Altini Kajiji, stated this while speaking with newsmen in his office.

Kajiji said since his assumption of office as the chairman of the board in February 2022, the board under his watch has provided sporting materials worth over N30 million.

He further explained that apart from establishment of 41,000 non-former learning centres under the project, over 1,700 volunteer graduates were employed in the process.

“We have also constructed and equipped 76 post literacy skill acquisition centres across the state, in addition to construction and renovation of schools,” he said.

Kajiji further explained the board also constructed boreholes, shades and toilet facilities in selected centres in the state.

He further explained has provided about 39,941 double seater furniture to schools across the state.

The chairman, in his briefing, confirmed that his administration was working hard to ensure teachers welfare, especially those in the primary schools.

He said the improved welfare when implemented would attract more teachers especially in the rural area across the state.

The education boss, however, calls on teachers across the state, especially those under the board, to pay back with improved service delivery saying there would be improved monitoring in schools to ensure quality of education.

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