President Muhammadu Buhari today inaugurated an 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme (ASP), to coordinate and lead the deployment of a National Plan to address the issue of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
The Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme (ASP) is co-chaired by the Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Sadiya Farouq and Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
During the virtual ceremony, the President urged the committee to come up with a viable working plan to addressing the issue of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
President Buhari listed the four Terms of Reference of the Committee as follows:
Ø Refine and focus the vision of the initiative
Ø Ensure engagement and effective uptake of the ASP initiative across the country Ø Review and approve all work, implementation plan, expected deliverables, feedbacks and reports as proposed
Ø Undertake any other task that can enhance the effective delivery of the initiative by the Ministry.
The President implored all members of the committee to take this assignment with the utmost seriousness, saying “the future of our young people is at stake.”