The Sokoto state government has sent more than 200,000 out-of-school children back to school under its non-formal learning system in one year.

State Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board Altini Kajiji said this while speaking to reporters in his office.

Kajiji said that since he took office as chairman of the board in February 2022, the board under his supervision has provided more than N30 million worth of sports materials.

He further explained that in addition to the establishment of 41,000 non-senior learning centers under the project, more than 1,700 volunteer graduates were employed in the process.

“We have also built and equipped 76 post-literacy skills acquisition centers across the state, in addition to building and renovating schools,” he said.

Kajiji further explained that the board also built wells, shades and sanitary facilities at selected centers in the state.

He further explained that he has provided around 39,941 two-seater furniture to schools across the state.

The president, in his briefing, confirmed that his administration was working hard to ensure the well-being of teachers, especially those in elementary schools.

He said the welfare improvement when implemented would attract more teachers, especially in rural areas across the state.

However, the education chief calls on teachers across the state, especially those under the board, to pay for it with better service delivery, saying there would be better control in schools to ensure the quality of The education.

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