The Federal Government has called on the World Bank to assist Nigeria in reducing the number of out-of-school children from 10 to 5 million by the year 2023.
The government said the reduction was in line with the goal of the regime of the President, Muhammadu , in ensuring that Nigerian children have access to qualitative education, irrespective of their economic backgrounds.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday when a World Bank delegation led by led by its Country Director, Shubham Chawdry, paid him a visit.
According to a statement by the ministry, Adamu expressed discomfort at the number of out-of-school children in the country.
Adamu said that the Federal Government was keen on reducing the number in addition to improving the standard of education in the country.
He said that the Education Ministry was currently working with the World Bank on projects aimed at encouraging children back to school, particularly in the area of increased enrollment of the girl-child.