Katsina gets more UNICEF fund to improve Child Education
The education sector in Katsina state is set to enjoy another Educational aid from UNICEF under the Girl’s Education Project (GEP3) and Educate A Child (EAC).
As part of the final preparation for the continuation of GEP3 bridge programme today 31st August 2021, the state Commissioner for Education, Associate Professor Badamasi Lawal, has held a high level consultation meeting on GEP 3 & EAC extension in his office.
Professor Badamasi thanked UNICEF for their foresight in extending the two projects from August 2021 to June 2022.
He also assured that the programme will receive all his support and assistance for the realisation of its desired goals in the 4 affected Local Government Areas of Kafur, Danmusa, Safana and Mani.
The Commissioner was of the view that, it is because of the political will of Governor Aminu Bello Masari (CFR) that development partners were always giving the State priority.
The UNICEF Education Specialist, Muntaka Muhammad Mukhtar, while unveiling the meeting objectives, revealed that Katsina State was chosen as the piloting State amongst the benefiting states in bridging GEP3 & EAC extension to achieve 100% transition from Primary to Junior Secondary school level.
He explained that the extension programme will consolidate on the gains of the GEP3 programme and continue to build sufficient structure for the sustainability of the programme, adding that the programme is set to provide technical assistance to the State to strengthen targeted capacity.
The UNICEF education officer, Saka Adebayo Ibrahim, shed more light on what the whole programme entails and the enormous benefits of which Katsina State will enjoy when the programme resume.
The meeting was attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Alhaji Musa Abdu Dankama, SUBEB Chairman Alhaji Buhari Lawal, ActingProvost Isah Kaita College of Education Dutsinma Dr Sama’ila Ado Funtua, Executive Director SAME Alhaji Aliyu Tambura, Chairperson HILWA Katsina State Honourable. Mariya Abdullahi and directors of the Ministry and that of SUBEB.
Sani Danjuma Suleiman
Public Relations Officer
Ministry Of Education.