The Deputy Executive Secretary, Services, (UBEC ) Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawale says Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) in Nigeria will reduce the number of out-of-school children and literacy among school age children in Nigeria.
According to a statement made available to journalists by Head Public Relations and Protocol, David Apeh, Dr Isiaka stated this at the ongoing workshop on Financing Agreement and its Implementation Manual signed with SUBEBs for legal officers of the Universal Basic Education Commission in Lagos.
He said BESDA programme will significantly promote system strengthening among States of the Federation and therefore the target out-of-school children are taken off the street and place under a proper school system.
The Deputy Executive Secretary stressed that the BESDA programme which is supported by World Bank is targeted at out-of-school children to increase equitable Access, – improve literacy and strengthen Accountability for results in Basic Education delivery in Nigeria.
Participants were advised to note that for BESDA programme to success, two (2) forms of legal documents have been signed by the World Bank and the Federal Government on one part, and by UBEC and seventeen beneficiary State on the other part.
“Therefore it is my hope that you commit yourselves to understanding the Documents and benefits that will accrue from this workshop” he said.
The one week programme will feature paper presentation by World Bank representative, BESDA Resource person, meeting with all the legal officers among others.