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Girl-child education, key to national development, says Sanusi

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Chancellor of the Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Mohammadu Sanusi, has restated the call for the education of the girl-child, saying it will enhance the nation’s s socio-economic development.

Sanusi, while launching a project on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) challenge for local community teachers in Nigeria, explained that the project would provide opportunities to improve access to quality and gender-responsive education for women and girls in crisis, conflict, and fragile situations.

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The former Emir of Kano disclosed that the project is in partnership with a Canada-based social enterprise, which will provide equitable and high impact initiatives that can enhance learning opportunities for the less-privileged in the society.

He added that the project, which will also be funded through an endowment fund, would inspire innovative community development activities that support the achievement of the SDGs, particularly quality education and gender equality.

Sanusi said that community teachers who have ideas on how education can be delivered qualitatively and equitably to grassroots communities could apply for the challenge.

He stated: “Successful applicants will receive 10 grants of $500 each across Sub-Saharan African countries yearly.

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