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FCT Administration Moves To Enhance School Enrolment, Reduces Out-of-School Children

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has come to conclussion on plans to use reliable databases for increased school enrolment which is coming as part of measures to reduce the number of out-of-school chidren.

The administration through its Education Management Information Service (EMIS) committee is set to commence enumeration exercise of all schools across FCT.

Schoolworld gathered that the exercise which is expected to begin with public schools will help to produce credible and valid data that could be used for the formulation of policies and to boost the quality of education.

out-of-school children. Photo: ICIR Nigeria
out-of-school children. Photo: ICIR Nigeria

The Director of Administration and Finance, Umar Marafa, made it known that the exercise would enhance proper planning and ensure quality educational deliverables in the territory.

“With this exercise, it will be easy to get the actual number of children that are not in school and the government can now move in and get those students into school for proper enrolment.

“Over the years, the government has realised that the available data for educational planning was defective hence the need to make better arrangement for proper data collection,” Marafa stated.

The Deputy Director of the administration, Steven Oyelola, decried the non-cooperation of the private schools in the past exercise, saying that the enumerators have already been selected from all concerned agencies for the private schools as well as from the LG areas to participate in the exercise.

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