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NATIONAL SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION FUNDS NOT A BONANZA – EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The Executive Secretary, National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) Dr. Benjamin Abakpa has reiterated that accessing NSSEC fund is not a goldmine, rather it is a commitment towards raising
the standard of the Senior Secondary Education in the country.

He made this known when group of Development Partners paid a
working visit to his office at Abuja, to ascertain how the Commission is
set in repositioning the Senior Secondary Education in the Country and
also to seek ways of collaboration with NSSEC.

Dr Abakpa emphasized on the Commission’s commitment in building an accurate data base for all the Senior Secondary Schools acros the Country for effective planning, learning, and proper disbursement of
the NSSEC fund.

He further said that, there are stated guidelines to access the NSSEC
fund for the Federal, State, Private and Missionary Schools and called
on all to put the right measures in place so as to meet the stated criteria needed to access the initial fund to meet some specific needs in
the Senior Secondary Education.

Speaking in specific terms, he appealed to the Development Partners to collaborate with the Commission in addressing challenges confronting the Senior Secondary Education in Nigeria.

Earlier, the UNICEF representative, Mr Murtala Adogi Mohammed said that UNICEF is willing to partner with the Commission to ensure that Out-of-School children syndrome is brought to a barest minimum, and further called on the Federal Government to pay more attention to the accessibility of Senior Secondary Education in some local Government Areas that have no access to it.

Also speaking, Malala Foundation representative, Mr Femi Aderibigbe
expressed sadness in the rise of students’ drop out from School after
the completion of the basic Education as a result of inability to access
the Senior Secondary School, he then appealed to the Commission to
pay more attention to Out- of School Children phenomenon.

SOBURAH USMAN

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