United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Director, Jean Gough, has declared that no fewer than 10.5 million Nigerian children of school age are out of school. Gough stated this on Tuesday in Bauchi while exchanging views with Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State at the Government House.
She said that UNICEF was collaborating with some stakeholders to strengthen the newly-introduced Quranic School System to reduce the number of out-of-school children.
“We intend to ensure that before I leave the country, at least one local government area in Bauchi state is public-defecation free.
“We will also work in collaboration with the state government to boost water and sanitation towards the supply of adequate and portable drinking water. “I will, therefore, want to appeal to the state government to pay its counterpart fund to enable us execute some of the projects,” she stated.
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