The Kano state government said on Monday it had begun plans to recruit and deploy 2,000 teachers to teach in all girls’ schools across the state.
The state Education Commissioner Malam Sanusi Kiru said this when declaring the 2020 Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) meeting in Kano open.
According to him, the plan is to meet the criteria provided by the project, which is an alliance between the seven participating states, the Federal Government and the intervention of the World Bank.
Journalists report that the seven participating states include; States of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Plateau, Ekiti and Borno.
The commissioner explained that the state government had also begun construction of 120 junior and senior high schools for girls in the state.
Kiru said the goal was to address the existing gap and improve access to education, especially for girls.
He added that improving the education of girls is one of the top priorities of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.
Kiru explained that the current Administration in Kano was working tirelessly to ensure that girls’ education received the necessary attention.
He said: “The Kano state government has been providing shuttle buses for single girls in the local government metropolitan areas with the aim of encouraging them to go to school.
“In an attempt to improve the sustainability of girls’ education in the state, we paid N489 million for National Examination Council (NECO) examination fees for all seniors in Kano.”
He added that the state government also allocated more than 4 billion naira for feeding boarding students for six months.
At the beginning of her remarks, AGILE’s National Project Coordinator, Ms. Leo Agwoko, said that the meeting was aimed at analyzing the project activities and developing a work plan to achieve the stated objectives.
He said that “the meeting also aimed to review the technical and administrative preparations of each state, including the presentation of deliverables to the World Bank.
“It was also to learn from the sister states on how to move forward; Strengthen the collaboration mechanism within the participating states for a coordinated holistic response.
“Our goal is also to seek avenues of support to the states, focusing on the preparation for implementation for the effectiveness of the project.” Agwoko added.