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The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons has launched transitional learning centers to facilitate access to accelerated and informal educational opportunities to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Launching the project in New Kuchingoro IDP Camp Abuja on Friday, the Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim said the transitional centers is in furtherance of Educate all initiative launched in 2022 in partnership with Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAI).
Hajia Imaan said education is a fundamental human right and most children living in conflict areas are often left behind.
“Despite their great vulnerability, internally displaced and migrant children and their specific educational needs are now well placed to attract support within national educational policies and humanitarian response plans,” she said.
Also, the Coordinating Head of AREAI, Gideon Olarewaju said the Initiatives has worked assiduously to make education accessible to the IDPs with the help of the Federal government.
Mrs Joy Onojah the representative of the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the Ministry would collaborate with the Commission on the project, to ensure that every child have basic education.
The transitional learning centers have 4000 learners between the ages of five and eighteen.
They are operational in eight IDP camps in the FCT, including New Kuchingoro, Takuchara, Karon Majigida, Wassa, Waru, Durumi, Malaysian Garden and Yimutu.
Reporting by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu