Govt secretary of the Common Fundamental Education Fee (UBEC), Dr Hameed Bobboyi, has harped on the partnership with the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to handle the challenges experiencing girl-youngster schooling in Nigeria.
He explained the commission would shortly introduce a plan to look at the rampant cases of the girl-child’s incapacity to transit from most important to secondary college.
Bobboyi spoke yesterday in Kano when he opened a two-working day regional consultative conference on “Adolescent Girls on Problems of Transiting to Junior Secondary College in Nigeria,” in Kano.
He explained based on available figures there are around 1.5 million out-of-school youngsters in northern Nigeria by itself.
“Most of these little ones are experiencing several types of difficulties, and these include poverty, economic, social, spiritual and cultural issues,” he extra.
He explained having taken cognisance of the myriad of challenges hampering the transition of the girl child from key to secondary schools, UBEC and UNICEF had fixed to invite selected victims from Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kogi, Niger, and FCT, to come and share their experiences in Kano with the stakeholders in education across the state.
He stated the assembly was aimed at generating a quite very good ambiance for the ladies and policy makers to not only interface but interact closely and obtain a long lasting option to the lingering difficulties facing the ladies.
He mentioned the choice of Sadiyya Sani commonly identified as the H2o Seller and Hassana who have been specified the chance to talk at the conference was apt, specified the actuality that ” by means of their private encounters we ended up able to listen to from them how the lady-youngster typically received included on negligible jobs with a perspective to pay out faculty costs for themselves.”
He mentioned the situation is so pathetic that the government have to lend a listening ear to the plights of the girl little one who are not presented the possibility to go beyond the major schooling owing to cultural, and religious issues that encouraged early marriage in our societies.
On his component, the UNICEF schooling manager Mr Michael Banda expressed happiness with the way UBEC is taking the concern of woman child reforms with all the seriousness it justifies.