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The Jigawa Universal Education Board, Wednesday, pledged to intensify effort at improving the enrolment of Girl-child education across institution of learning in the State.
KAZAURE—The Jigawa Universal Education Board, Wednesday, pledged to intensify effort at improving the enrolment of Girl-child education across institution of learning in the State.
The Executive Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Babangida Hussaini, made the remark at a meeting with Women Opinion leaders, on a courtesy call said that the Board will also ensure the retention of such figures to be guided towards the successful completion of their educational programme.
Alhaji Babangida Hussaini challenged the Women Opinion Leaders to join hand with the authority to salvage the educational sector, especially the Girl-child, adding that the Board will continue to do its best to reverse the imbalance in favour of the female pupil.
According to Babangida Hussaini "we have accorded priority to the enrolment, retention of girl-child in our institutions of learning, in a bold attempt to reverse the existing imbalance between a female and their male counterpart.
The Executive Chairman noted that the task ahead is enormous; however, he explained that it requires the combined effort of the stakeholders to surmount the multifarious problems bedeviling the female education.
The women group on a courtesy call includes the head of the Women Development Centres, Women Councillors, Women representative of Cattle Breeders Association, and Acting Secretary in charge of Centre for Girl child Education in the State.
In an address earlier, the Coordinator, Gender Activity of the Universal Basic Education Board, Hajia Lami Danjani, said that the Borad identified with the growing anxiety on how best to tackle problems militating against the girl child education in the State.
Hajia Lami Danjani stated that the Universal Basic Education Board will soon embark on an enlightenment campaign to sensitize the public on the need to enroll their wards in schools.
In the meantime, the Governing Board and Management of the National Universal Basic Education, Abuja has conveyed the release of first quarter allocation of grant to Jigawa UBE.
In a congratulatory letter, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa UBE, reference number UBEC/ES/UBM/335, stated that "this is to convey my hearty congratulation to you for being the first to receive, on behalf of your State, the first quarter allocation of the matching grant on 21st July, 2005 ‘’.
The letter further stated that "it is beyond doubt that your commitment, dedication and selfless effort contributed in no small measure to your State's speedy fulfilment of the requirements for accessing the fund".
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