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Girl Child Education: PLANE, Other stakeholders meets, brainstorm for a better funding, policy for sustainability

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Stakeholders in the Education sector says, poor funding, poverty as well as cultural factors are some of the challenges facing the development of girl child education in Kano.

Speaking to newsmen after a Stakeholders discussion on girl child education, Safiyanu Bichi of the girl education partnership said civil society organizations in Kano have been advocating for a policy for the girl child, saying when implemented the policy would address numerous challenges

He said, good policy and political will from the leaders will go a long way in addressing the most pressing challenges in girl child education.

On her part, director center for gender studies Bayero University Kano, Dr Suwaiba Sa’id, ensuring the passage and implementation of the Girl Child Policy in Kano is a way forward in improving girl child education in the State.

The stakeholders are making the submission during a validation exercise organized by PLANE in Kano.

Dr Suwaiba Sa’id said the Validation meeting aimed to brainstorm modalities for ensuring that the girl-child education policy sees the light of day.

She explained that the policy will play a great impact on the girl’s child education because it entails right from the enrollment of the girl child up to the transition.

” the policy covers everything that has to do with the girl child, the security, curriculum, and what have you all geared towards enhancing the girl child education”

She added that the validation meeting would pave the way for all the needed corrections to be inserted in the policy before final submission to the government, saying PLANE was assisting the government in ensuring that the stated objectives were being achieved.

In her remark, the coordinator of Girls Education Kano State Ministry of Education Hajiya Amina Kasim said the meeting was very timely.

She said the Kano state government was committed to enhancing the girl child education, saying the state government had provided a budget line on the girl child education to improve the girl child education in Kano State.

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