September 8, 2022
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189,070 children in schools living with disabilities, says UBEC

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has announced a plan to review the implementation strategy of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in order to adequately cater for the children with special needs put at over 189,070 in basic education in Nigeria

The commission said Nigeria has a total enrolment in Special Needs Primary Schools of 189,070, comprising 100,863 male learners and 88,201 female learners with 93 – 150 million children with different categories of disabilities in the World based on the 2018 National Personnel Audit report carried out by UBEC.Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, disclosed this during a 2-day interactive meeting of the Department of Special programmes with States Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) Special Education desk officers in Abuja as part of efforts to ensure inclusive education in the country.The UBEC chief said he believed that with the right attitude and commitment, the new initiative could be executed with a high degree of outcome to meet the socio-economic development of the country and also meet up with the international standards of education that would make Nigeria and Nigerian children compete favourable with their counterparts around the world.

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