Out-Of-School Children Rate Reduces In Adamawa

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said his administration is addressing the problem of out-of-school children through its free school feeding programme under the free education policy in the state.

This, Fintiri, said has contributed to the reduction of the out-of-school children population in the state to less than 50,000.

Governor Fintiri made this known during, a campaign engagement in Hong, the hometown of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

He explained that UNICEF data released in 2019 showed the state had over 500,000 children of school-going age out of the school system.

According to the governor, the number of out-of-school children in the state had drastically reduced over the course of the last three years since he assumed office in 2019.

He however noted the figure has drastically reduced to less than 50,000 due to the priority the administration had given to education.

He said, ” When we came in 2019, UNICEF said, Adamawa State has over 500,000 out-of-school children. But in three years, we did our best to re-integrate these out-of-school children into the formal school system and today that population has dropped to less than 50,000.”

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