Buhari Kick-Starts Alternative School Programme For 6.9m Out-Of-School Children

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has started an initiative, the Alternative School Programme an initiative targeting out-of-school children across the country.

This information was obtained from the verified twitter handle of the President, @MBuhari.

@MBuhari wrote: “We have just commenced work on an Alternate School Programme (ASP) as a special education initiative targeting out-of-school children nationwide. We must and will ensure that no Nigerian child is left behind in terms of appropriate basic education.

“In its initial implementation the ASP will be looking at how we can deliver a limited scope of subjects – Mathematics, English Language, Basic Sciences and Social Studies – to these children. Gradually we will scale it up to ensure the acquisition of relevant technical skills.”

President Muhamadu BuhariIn had in January 2021, inaugurated the 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme, co-chaired by the Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs and Education.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adam has said that over 6.9 million children are out of school in Nigeria.

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