AGILE: Zamfara Govt ends drawback challenges on girl child education

By Suleman Tudu

Zamfara State Government has reiterated its commitments towards improving girl-child education by addressing its draw-back challenges.

In a press release signed and made available to SMARTS NEWS by the Project communications officer, Bashir Kabiru Ahmad said the government was is determined to ensure success of the initiative

The state Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology who doubled as Chairman, state project steering committee (SPSC) of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE), Malam Wadatau Madawaki made the commitments known on while presiding over a maiden meeting with the members of the committee and state project implementation unit (SPIU) team in Gusau.

SMARTS NEWS learnt that the AGILE Project is a World Bank supported project for eighteen Nigerian states through the Federal Ministry of Education and Zamfara state government has already signed Subsidiary Loan Agreement (SLA) with the World Bank on the Project.

Malam Madawaki stated that the administration of Governor Dauda Lawal found it worth doing to declare a state of emergency on the educational sector of the state due to its unfortunate situation in the state.

While declaring the state government’s commitments to improving girl-child enrollment in schools across the state, the Commissioner also described AGILE Project as one of the key projects that will significantly improve education, adding that they are fully committed to changing the narratives to quality education in an enabling environment for teaching and learning.

Earlier, in a brief overview of the project, the state Project Coordinator Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdu Gusau said that the project was set to benefit all adolescent girls in public secondary schools, Integrated Qur’anic Schools (IQS) and community schools through a wide range of multi-sectoral interventions in Education, Gender, Health, WASH, Nutrition and population, Social Protections and Jobs.

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