FG Gives Niger N1.9bn to Boost Standard of Education, Literacy


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By Laleye Dipo

The federal government has released about N1.9 billion to the Niger State Government to boost the standard of education and literacy in the state.

The Minister of State for Education Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, who disclosed this in Minna on Tuesday at the flag-off of the “Better Education Service Delivery For All” programme, said the state government will account for the money before it can access future grants.

He said the state was selected to benefit from the grant because of “the number of out-of-school children in the state”.

Stressing that the programme is a bold step the government has taken to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the country, Nwajuiba said: “Every local government in the state needs to be aware that the programme is on and every child should be in school.”

The programme, the minister said, is aimed at strengthening Universal Basic Education, which was conceived in 2016, but its…

Source: Thisday Newspaper