The free education policy of the Fayemi led administration in Ekiti
State as well as the payment of N7.8billion counterpart funds to
Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has led to a significant
reduction of out of school children in the State.
The Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),
Prof. Femi Akinwumi made this assertion while playing host to members
of the Board and Management of the State Agency for Adult and
Non-Formal Education (AANFE) in Ado-Ekiti.
Prof. Akinwumi stressed the need for other States to emulate Ekiti
with improved synergy among stakeholders in the education sector in
order to achieve a far-reaching reduction in the number of out of
school children in the Nigeria.
Lauding Governor Fayemi’s passion for basic education, Akinwumi noted
that the payment of N7.8billion counterpart funds to UBEC had enabled
the Board access funds for the ongoing transformation in the basic
education sector in the State.
The SUBEB Chairman assured that in spite of success recorded in the
education sector, the present administration is not relenting efforts
until all children of school age in the State are in school.
Earlier the Chairman of the State Agency for Adult and Non Formal
Education, Chief Michael Afolayan Atejioye who spoke through the
Commissioner 1 of the Agency, Mrs. Adejumo said that the Agency is
responsible for the provision of Non-Formal Education to children with
the aim of eradicating illiteracy among the youths and children
Chief Atejioye pledged the continued support of his agency to efforts
at improving the education sector in the State stressing that the
relationship amongst the Adult and Non Formal Education Agency, SUBEB
and other government organs in the education sector is symbiotic and
aimed at achieving the desired goals.
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