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UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North

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UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North

UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North

UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North

-Odunayo Ajani

UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North

UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North

UNICEF Promotes Girl-Child Education in the North
As part of an initiative to enhance girl-child literacy in Katsina state, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund(UNICEF) said it had selected 100 schools in the State for the introduction of “Girls for Girls” programme on Tuesday.
Speaking at a sensitization workshop on the Program, Mrs. Padmarathi Yedla, UNICEF Field Officer said.
“The new female education programme is designed to give the necessary support to the education of female primary school pupils.’’
Yedla said the programme would support school girls in Primary School, at remote areas of the six local government areas selected for the exercise.
The field officer further said the programme was designed to encourage female teachers to focus attention on girl child education. She also said.
“The pupils will be put in a group of between 15 and 20 girls to be monitored and mentored by women groups, female teachers, and mothers in the affected communities.
Yedla said the affected girls would also be helped to share their thought under guided atmosphere. She
said the programme would be conducted at two levels, adding that level one would be launched in Daura, Faskari and Rimi local government areas soonest.
Also speaking at the occasion, Hajiya Aisha Abdullahi, the coordinator, Community for Popular Participation (CAPP), said to ensure the success of the program, the organization would work with traditional and religious leaders.
Aisha Abdullahi also said the organisation would also visit rural villages to mobilise girl child of school age to enroll.
“We have selected 80 primary schools and 20 integrated Quranic Schools into the programme.” she said
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that UNICEF would register 0ne million school-age children by 2020 for the eight-year programme to motivate girls to seek knowledge through the formal education system in the North-West region of the country.


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