Africa’s Education Conversation Reforms & Policies

Girl Child Education: Kaduna to Establish 80 Schools for more Access

 

Kaduna State Government has revealed plans to establish 80 new secondary schools as part of efforts to promote girl child access to education.

This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi on Saturday while responding to questions during a virtual Kaduna State 2021 Draft Budget Townhall Meeting, with the theme, “Budget of Recovery”.

Makarfi said the measure become necessary following the dangers and difficulty faced by girls who travel long distances to attend schools in neighbouring communities.

He said that the government had already identified 80 communities with access issues where the schools would be established as part of the government’s efforts to promote girl child education.

The commissioner informed that the state was already doing a lot in that regard, pointing out that the girls were meeting up with the boys in terms of school enrollment.

He said, “the Annual School Census, 2019, shows girls enrollment of 48.5 per cent compared with the boys 51.1 per cent enrollment rate.”

“The girls are gradually closing the ranks and I am confident that they will soon catch up with the boys and possibly surpass them.”

Makarfi also noted that plans were in place to address the issue of out-of-school children.

He said that the target group included the Almajiri children, children who do not go to school for several reasons and those that may likely stay at home due to COVID-19 even when schools reopened.

Support EDUGIST to give education a VOICE in Africa

Education journalism has become highly important in today's world and the need to sustain it has become highly recommended. Hence, accuracy, originality, readability and dependability becomes a must. Without adequate resources, dependability may not be able to stand the test of time.

To be relevant is to keep meeting the needs of the readers. Help us stay relevant by donating to our course. With as little as $10/N5000, you can support us in ensuring that we keep publishing accurate, original, readable and dependable educational contents for your views.

About the author

Abigael Ibikunle

Associate Correspondent at Edugist, Abigael Ibikunle is a Mathematics Education graduate. A professional Journalist and a passionate writer. She can be reached via: abigail@edugist.org/+2347035835612

Leave a Comment

error: Content is protected !!