The Taraba State Education Programme Investment Project Additional Financing ( SEPIP ) on Wednesday said it had deployed 1,500 teachers in 300 primary schools in various villages across the state.
The Programme Coordinator, Mr Mohammed Suleiman, disclosed this at a news conference in Jalingo.
He said the move was aimed at reaching out to the Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs ) and other inaccessible children in the state.
“Taraba currently has over 285,000 children out of school that included the children of the IDPs.
“Our target is to train more teachers and motivate them to go into the villages to teach these children.
“We have teachers; but most of them prefer to stay in towns. With motivation, more and more teachers are now willing to be trained and deployed in villages,” he said.
Suleiman also said that the World Bank supported Better Education Service Delivery for All ( BESDA ) would soon take off in the state.
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The coordinator said BESDA would grant equitable access to education for out-of-school children and improve their literacy level, especially, in their early grades.
He said that when fully operational, the programme would reposition enrolment at the elementary level in the state.
Suleiman commended Gov. Darius Ishaku and the World Bank for their prompt payment of counterpart funds for the project.
SEPIP is a World Bank assisted programme for schools in some Northeastern states ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.
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February 19, 2018
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