Monday, 22 October 2012
11m children of school age roam streets – FG
Minster of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, who disclosed this in Benin, said President Goodluck Jonathan had consequently directed that a special school be established in the South-East and South-South to cater for the educational needs of children who dropped out of school.
The minister said he was in Benin to request for the state government’s partnership in providing land for the school.
Insisting that Basic Education fell within the purview of states and local government councils, the Minister said because of the importance which the Federal Government attached to the sector, it had decided to complement the effort of states and local government councils in the provision of basic education