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The Federal Government on Tuesday, April 2, said 2 million Almajiri children have been removed from the streets and enrolled in schools to acquire basic education and vocational training.

Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman stated this at the maiden quarterly Citizens and Stakeholders Engagement on Nigerian Education Sector Ministerial deliverables on Tuesday.

Mamman noted that the reduction of out-of-school children in Nigeria was one of the major focus of the current administration
He said:

“2,000,000 out of school children, Almajiri were enrolled in basic education and an Arabic literacy programme with vocational training. Developed the guidelines and training manuals for the implementation of inclusive basic education Nigeria.

“These have increased access, enrollment and retention completion of both basic, secondary and tertiary school levels.”

The Minister also revealed that in the last six months, 70,674 teachers and non-teaching staff from across all levels of academic and non-Academic training institutes were trained, 2,122 students were awarded Nigerian scholarship awards, 2,889 students studying abroad benefitted from bursary awards amongst other scholarships.

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