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Kebbi to bring 32,400 girls back to school by 2020

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The Acting Secretary and Chief Executive of Kebbi State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), Alhaji Bello Ibrahim Yauri, has disclosed that the government was aiming to bring 23,400 girls back to school by 2020 under the Better Education Services Delivery for All (BESDA).

Speaking through the Desk Officer, Mallam Hassan Umar, when the leadership of High Level Women Advocates (HILUWA) paid him a courtesy visit in his office, Yauri said if achieved, it would be beneficial to the state government and parents.

He explained that the programme is a World Bank programme, with about $3million already paid in advanced, noting: “If the aim is achieved, each male child will be given $80 and $100 for females.

He explained that about four 4,000 association were trained by UNICF for 400 schools, adding that a lot have been achieved, in terms of education system in the state.

In her response, Chairperson of HILUWA, Mrs. Hafsat Sule Ahman, said they were in the office to advocate for girl-child education to the stakeholders and encourage the people on the importance of girl-child education.

She commended SUBEB’s efforts to ensure standard in the system, assuring them of more enlightenment campaigns toward achieving their aims and objectives.


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