Thursday, 5 November 2015

Girl Child Education: UNICEF To Enrol Over 1Million Nigerian Girls In School

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Reports say over one million school girls from Nigeria will be added to the third phase of UNICEF’s Girl Child Education Project‎.

Leadership reports that this much was disclosed by the chief field office UNICEF Kaduna, Mr Utpal Moitra, who spoke on Wednesday, November 4, during the flag off of the 2015 Enrolment Drive Campaign in Minna.

He said: “Let me emphasize that the GEP 3 project has a target of atrracting additional 1 million girls to school from the 5 GEP states of Niger, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Bauchi.

“One of the mechanisms of achieving this target is through the yearly enrolment drive campaigns done under the auspices of the ministry of education and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

“The overall goal of the Girl Education Project is to improve social and economic opportunity for girls by attracting more girls in target states in northern Nigeria.

“It is my belief that with commitment of the state government, all education stakeholders would be more committed to this exercise.”

The UNICEF representative therefore urged the Niger state government to invest heavily in girl child education so as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)‎.

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