Oyo declares war on out-of-school children’s menace
Written by Aloore Radio on 8 — 12
Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, (OYOSUBEB) has vowed to eradicate the menace of out-of-school children in the state.
The Executive Chairman, OYOSUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday.
Adeniran, who recently secured the Exemplary Performance Award by the Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), disclosed that concrete measures had been put in place to get the children off the streets.
According to the chairman, the implementation of Better Education Service Delivery for All programme (BESDA), an initiative of the Federal Government, has changed the ugly trend of school children roaming the streets in Oyo State.
The SUBEB boss maintained that the initiative was geared towards ensuring that the number of out-of-school children is drastically reduced while improving literacy among school-age children in Nigeria.
“I thank Gov. Seyi Makinde, who is primarily concerned about the education sector in Oyo State.
“His interest has helped the state in making significant progress in eradicating the menace.
“The BESDA programme, which is supported by World Bank, is targeted at out-of-school children to increase equitable access, improve literacy and strengthen accountability for results in basic education delivery in Nigeria,” he said.
While making reference to the recent award, Adeniran hailed the NUJ and vowed that the award among other recognitions would spur him and his team to do more in improving the basic education sub-sector in Oyo State.