By Grace Udofia
The Bauchi State Agency for Nomadic Education (BASANE) in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEC) has enrolled 99,239 pupils for nomadic education for one year in the state.
According to Agency reports, the Secretary of BASANE, Ibrahim Ardo, made this known in Bauchi on Wednesday.
According to him, the pupils were registered in the 513 primary schools in the state.
“The schools are located in rural Fulani settlements across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
“Our plan is to enrol more pupils in order to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state.
“The agency has deployed no fewer than 1,237 qualified teachers in 13 years, since the programme began,” he said.
He added that the agency is working in collaboration with SUBEB for effective implementation of its programmes.
Ardo appealed to the state government to increase funding to the agency, as well as consider the possibility of amending the law establishing the agency to give it a full directorate status for easy operation.