A not-for-profit Organisation, Jamil Al Hakeem Foundation in collaboration with Malala Fund, has organized training for grassroots stakeholders in the Gombe State education sector on how to promote girls’ attendance and retention in schools.
The workshop according to the organisers was aimed at boosting girl-child enrolment in public primary schools in the state.
Hasiya Nyako, the chairperson of the Foundation while speaking at the event said the girl-child still faces a series of challenges impeding their access to education.
She stated that mapping and designing workshops on girls’ attendance and retention in public primary schools in Gombe state remains a top priority.
Nyako said that girl-child education is needful to harness the girl-child potential for national development.
According to her, the programme lasts for two years and will feature community leaders and stakeholders to strengthen community-based advocacy for girls’ right to education.
She added that a similar programme is being implemented in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
Nyako said over 2, 000 girls would be directly targeted for the project while over 100 female teachers would be trained to serve as role models in their communities and schools.