Dr Benjamin Abakpa, the Executive Secretary, National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC), has reiterated the commitment of the commission in building accurate data base for all Senior Secondary Schools across the country.
Abakpa made this known when a group of development partners paid a working visit to his office in Abuja on Wednesday, to partner with the commission in repositioning secondary education in the country.
He said that building the data base would ensure effective planning, learning and proper disbursement of the NSSEC fund.
He noted that accessing the funds in the commission was a commitment toward raising the standard of senior secondary education in Nigeria.
Abakpa said that there were stated guidelines to access NSSEC fund for the federal, state, private and missionary schools, while calling on all to put the right measures in place to meet the stated criteria.
Abakpa appealed to the development partners to collaborate with the commission in addressing challenges confronting the senior secondary education in the country.
Earlier, the UNICEF representative, Mr Murtata Mohammed said that organisation was willing to partner with the commission to ensure that out-of school children syndrome was brought to a barest minimum.
He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to pay more attention to the accessibility of Senior Secondary education in some local government areas that had no access to the system.
The Malala Foundation representative, Mr Femi Aderibigbe expressed sadness in the rise of students’ drop out from after the completion of the basic education due to the inability to access the secondary education.
Aderibigbe urged the commission to pay adequate attention to out- of school children phenomenon in the country. (NAN)