By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Capital Territory Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), said it has taken measures that would help to reduce cases of out-of-school children in the territory.
Dr Alhassan Sule, the UBEB Executive Chairman, stated this on Monday while briefing some Journalists in Abuja.
He said the board would establish additional schools to make more children have access to education.
Sule explained that children from some communities have to trek far distance before they can access education.
The chairman stated that the initiative was to help every child in FCT have access to quality education, to enable them realize their potential.
He admitted that lack of quality education remains one of the factors responsible for banditry, saying that education was also the only key to the development of the country.
“The board will also use faith-based organisation through mosques and churches to educate their followers on the need to take the education of their children seriously.
“We will continue to do our best to ensure that every child residing in FCT gets the desired education because that is the only key by which the hidden potential of our children can be explored and is also the only key through which our nation can develop”
Sule noted that the board had assigned its Department of Social Mobilisation to sensitise communities to understand the importance of educating their children, especially the girl child.