Kaduna State Declares Free Education for Girls

Kaduna State Declares Free Education for Girls
Kaduna State Declares Free Education for Girls

Kaduna State Declares Free Education for Girls

Kaduna State commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Ja’afaru Sani, has announced the state government’s full implementation of free education for female students in the state’s public secondary schools as directed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Sani explained that, about 191,445 female students currently in public schools to benefit from the gesture that would cost the government N143.587 million every term and N430.791 million every year.

Addressing a news conference in Kaduna, Sani explained that, the government decision become necessary with a view to removing all obstacle standing on the way of the girl-child to acquire education in the state.

Sani said: “We hope by this gesture parents will have no excuse not to send their girl-child to school and significantly increase enrolment and retention of the girl-child in school. This was in line with the significance the current administration placed on educating the girl-child”

“It will be recalled that that the female students were accorded priority when the government distribute 15,000 tablets computers to secondary school students.” Sani noted.

He revealed some of the supports to include T. Y. Danjuma Foundation that supported 120 girls, Centre for Girl Education of ABU Zaria, 250 girls, and Girl-Child Concern, 750 girls

On Saturday, the state governor, Nasir ElRufai shared via Twitter that the state’s free Basic Education Policy has taken a new twist with the declaration of free education for all female students in public secondary schools.

He shared: “The Kaduna State Government has declared free education for all female students in Public Secondary Schools in Kaduna state. This is aimed at getting rid of the hindrances to girl-child education. The free Basic Education Policy in the state for every child remains.”

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