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Fed Govt targets five million youths for nomadic education

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the Federal Government is keen on improving nomadic education in the country.

He said this at this year’s Commonwealth Day in Abuja with the theme: “Towards a Common Future.”

The minister explained that the purpose of the nomadic education initiative is to allow about five million nomads living in the country to acquire literacy skills.

Adamu also said the government was committed to reducing the number of out-of-school children in the country, which is put at 10.5 million.

According to the minister, the government is committed to promoting girl-child and special needs education.

According to him, the government is working with the Commonwealth of Learning to mainstream child-friendly school models and enhance effective approaches to teacher education curriculum.

He said: “Nigeria is working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning to mainstream child-friendly school models and more effective approaches into teacher education curriculum.

“This is based on our belief that the provision of quality education goes beyond teaching methods and learning outcomes, but that it must also include issues of health, safety and adequacy of school facilities.”

Also, the Commonwealth, through its scholarship scheme, is expanding opportunities, creating networks and linkages that assist disadvantaged groups.

This, the minister added, is fostering integration and cementing bonds of friendship among member nations.

“Nigeria is a grateful beneficiary and will continue to play active and leading role in all Commonwealth organs and institutions.

“In common with all members of the Commonwealth, Nigeria is committed to developing and strengthening its human capital by institutionalising early childhood care and education (ECCE), promoting girl-child and special needs education.

“The government is also committed in providing equitable and inclusive access to quality education at all levels, promoting technical and vocational education and training, improving and consolidating on nomadic education and adult mass literacy and eliminating the out of school children cancer,” he added.

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung urged the Federal Government to increase funding for unity schools in the country.

Also, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said the Commonwealth as a global institution was poised to reducing the country’s challenges.



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