The Federal and state governments have agreed to establish e-learning centres for out-of-school children in the country.
Both levels of government also promised to ensure the use of Accelerated Basic Education Curriculum (ABEC) at the centres.
This decision was taken at the just concluded 65th National Council on Education meeting in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The council also concurred that states and the FCT would set up a task force to place sanctions on parents/guardians whose children/wards were roaming around the streets during school hours.
In a statement at the end of the meeting, the council also agreed that the Federal Ministry of Education, states and the FCT should transform and implement coordinated and sustainable strategic enrollment drive campaigns to bring out-of-school children into the school net as well as ensure retention and completion of basic education.
According to the statement issued by Ben Goong, the Director of Press and Public Relations, FMoE, the Council agreed that FMoE, states and the FCT should make enrollment of learners into Basic Education open ended.
The council also called for the extension of the Homegrown School Feeding to at least middle basic education level.
“The council agreed that the FME in collaboration with Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) should present a memorandum on the developed National Language Policy for presentation to the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) for consideration and approval, as a reference document for use in Nigeria by all stakeholders.”