The Department of Special Programmes was established in the year 2014 to coordinate and implement all Special Programmes initiated by the Commission.  Specfically, the department handles only programmes of Girl-Child and Boy Child education activities.


The Department is headed by a Director and assisted by other Officers. There are 2 Units namely:

  • Girl-Child
  • Boy-Child


  • Provision of access and equity for the Out- of -School Children (OOSC) through effective collaboration with relevant UBEC Departments and other Government Agencies.
  • Implementation of policy direction and activities that are geared toward reducing the existing gender disparity in access, retention, completion  and gradual elimination of gender disparity in Basic Education.
  • Effective collaboration with relevant departments, National and International Agencies to create appropriate opportunities for socialization and behavioral moulding along culturally acceptable norms and tradition. 
  • Liaise with relevant Departments to set a robust Monitoring and Evaluation Standards to enhance learning achievements of both the Boy and Girl-child education in the country. 
  • Collaborating with relevant Departments and Agencies for mass Mobilization, Sensitization, Advocacy and general public enlightenment for Stakeholders to key into the education of Boy and Girl Child in the country.
  • Initiating activities and programmes that would assist the Commission achieve its objectives on OOSC.
  • Provide feedback to relevant stakeholders on the activities of the Commission as it relates to Boy - Child and Girl- Child education programmes.
  • Assist in the documentations of UBEC achievements recorded on the implementation of Boy-child and Girl-child education programmes for publication.