Oyo State is to get six million dollars as grant under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme facilitated by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) with the support of the World Bank.
The coordinator of BESDA, Professor Jidado Tahiru disclosed this when he led delegations from UBEC and SUBEB on a courtesy visit to the governor of the state, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
Professor Jidado explained that the programme was geared towards reducing the rate of out-of-school children across the country, pointing out that Oyo state is among seventeen states who had benefitted from the programme.
He said the state would get the first tranche of three million dollars as soon as possible and appealed to the state government to ensure that the over three hundred thousand out of school children in Oyo state be reduced in the next academic session .
Responding, Governor Seyi Makinde, who was represented by his Deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, reiterated the resolve of the government to ensure qualitative education in the state and promised to support the scheme.
The Chairman Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran assured that the state would work in line with the standard blue print in executing the programme.
Dr Adeniran equally pledged that there would be reduction in out-of-school children by next session in Oyo State.
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