No fewer than 52,898 Girl-Child and Almajiri were enrolled back to school in 12 LGAs against initially planned for 34,757 by the Better Education Services Delivery for All (BESDA).
Dr Mohammed Digireji, BESDA, Coordinator in Adamawa disclose this at the one-day sustainability planning conference in Yola.
He said that the BESDA, program ends October, 2022 in the state and urged for the sustainability of it programs,
Digireji, said a lot of improvement had made in enrollment of out of school children and improve literacy rates in the state.
“ 100,510 out of school children were earlier profiled, 2,620 teachers’ Guide books provided, 2,620 recruited trained and allowance for six months for NFLFs 1,308 paid, in addition to the provision of uniforms and sandals to 51,205 pupils”, he said.
According to him, a monthly stipends of N5,000 is been paid to Alaramas at designated Tsangaya targeted at 400.
He added that about 40,868 successful children were mainstreamed into formal schools in the state.
Dagerii further said that some of their challenges include; Lack of support from some stakeholders, hard-to- reach and security challenges in some areas as well as inadequate funding.
Dr Salihi Ateequ, Executive Secretary, Adamawa state Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB), commended BESDA coordinator for the job well done.
He said that said the state government is committed for the development of education in the state.
According to him, Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has directed for the employment of additional 2,000 teachers to boost teaching and learning in the state.
He said those to be recruited must be qualified teachers.
Ateequ, further warned teachers against compromising standard of education, adding that any one found want would surely be sacked from the service.