PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI DIRECTS FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT TO COORDINATE DEPLOYMENT OF NATIONAL PLAN OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN.
Written by wave FM on January 27, 2021
President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to coordinate the deployment of a plan to address the out-of-school children problem.
The President gave the directive at State House, Abuja, while inaugurating the 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme, co-chaired by the Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs and Education.
BUHARI said it was unacceptable to see children abandon formal school to engage in menial jobs and labour in the markets, streets and workshops.
He said the National Plan to be deployed by the Federal Government, through the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, would ensure holistic and comprehensive inclusiveness of appropriate basic education for vulnerable children.