Adamawa State Government has reiterated its commitment to collaborate with the Federal Government to change the statistical label of being one of the states with the highest number of out of school children in the North-East.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri made this known during the flag-off ceremony of the Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA, in Yola, the state capital.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba is in Yola, to launch the BESDA programme in Adamawa State.
Governor Fintiri says, his administration is giving priority to the educational sector and plans to enrol a total of 51,205 girls and almajiri children back to school.
The Governor further says, the State Government in no distant time will change the projected number of over 291, 239 out of school children in Adamawa State, by 2022.
BESDA National Coordinator, Professor Gidado Tahir says, the programme is yielding positive results in the focal 17 states of the federation.