“Federal Government of Nigeria Commits to Enrolling 15 Million Out-of-School Children by 2027”

In a recent announcement, the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, declared the government’s dedication to bringing back 15 million out-of-school children to classrooms by the year 2027. This commitment was disclosed during a one-day retreat in Abuja focused on achieving quick wins in the Ministerial Deliverables for the period 2023-2027.

Addressing the pressing issue of the learning crisis resulting from a high number of out-of-school children, Minister Mamman emphasized that effective implementation of robust policies is essential. The government aims to employ measurable and visible turnaround strategies to ensure tangible results, aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s commitment.

To achieve this ambitious goal, specific attention will be given to the out-of-school menace, with a plan to return 15 million children to classrooms by 2027. President Tinubu has also approved the reintroduction and implementation of school feeding programs across basic educational levels, reflecting a comprehensive approach to address challenges in the education sector.


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