To Improve Girl-Child Education in Nigeria, Top Northern Governor Takes Big Strides

To Improve Girl-Child Education in Nigeria, Top Northern Governor Takes Big Strides

  • The Kaduna state government has announced its efforts to improve girl-child education across communities in the state
  • The deputy governor of Kaduna, Hadiza Balarabe said that investing in girls through education gives them the opportunity to attain their full potentials
  • According to the state government 2,000 teachers have been deployed in 155 schools in the 23 local government areas of the state to achieve this feat

With the increasing number of out-of-school children, the Kaduna state government has deployed 2,000 teachers in 155 schools across the state.

Daily Trust reports that the teachers were deployed by the state government across the 23 local government areas in Kaduna.

Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, APC, Girl-child education, learning outcomes
The Kaduna state government has announced the deployment of teachers in various LGAs. Photo: Kaduna state governor
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This is part of the state's effort to address the challenges of enrolling, retaining and ensuring that the girl-child completes basic education in Kaduna.

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Speaking at a training organised by the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project under the Ministry of Education, the Kaduna state's deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, said the initiative is aimed at improving girl-child education.

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At the training organised in partnership with the Teachers Service Board at Kaduna State University (KASU), Balarabe added that this initiative will also ensure that the girl-child is given all the opportunity she needs to achieve her full potential.

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Parents in Tarda community in Ungogo local government area of Kano state have adopted different measures to ensure their girls are not enrolled but stay in school to complete their basic education.

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One of such parent is Mustapha Abdullahi Tarda whose focus is on making sure that girls who were married off earlier go back to school.

Also, mothers in the community encourage each other through an association supported by United Nations Children’s Fund and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Education experts reveal why Nigeria is experiencing low learning outcomes had earlier reported that experts across the country have called for strategic approaches to improving learning outcomes in school children.

The experts warned that 70 per cent of the children who are currently in school are not even learning.

According to them, there is also a need for all stakeholders in education to work towards ensuring teachers' development bearing in mind, the importance of training and retraining school instructors.


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