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World Bank to spend $611m on out-of-school kids

The World Bank has approved $611 million to support Nigeria in tackling the challenge of out-of-school children.

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The bank’s Education Specialist and Consultant, Mr Adebayo Solomon revealed this at the launch of 2017/2018 Annual School Census Exercise yesterday in Abuja. 

He said $611m would be spent on Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Programme to provide education to out-of-school children, improve literacy, and strengthen accountability for results in basic education.

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Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said data was essential in planning for delivery of quality and all-inclusive education and that the survey of all schools, pupils, teachers and facilities in the basic and post-basic school levels would be done in the 36 states and the FCT.  

 He appealed to private schools to adhere strictly to the census guidelines.

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