Community leaders pledge support for girls’ education in Kaduna.        

Written by on May 20, 2022

 Some community leaders have pledged support to ongoing efforts by Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), and other stakeholders to address barriers to girls’ education in Kaduna State.

The stakeholders made the pledge in Kaduna on Friday, on the sidelines of a one-day meeting on commitments to remove barriers to education of girls of all ages in the state organised by PERL, a governance programme of the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). PERL in collaboration with Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism (KADBEAM), had in October 2021, mobilised stakeholders to address barriers to girls’ education in the state.

One of the traditional leaders, Alhaji Abdullahi Wada, Village Head of Unguwan Rimi South, told newsmen that the traditional leaders would mobilise their communities to support girls’ education in the state.

Public Relations Officer, School-Based Management Committee (SBMCS), Kaduna North Local Government Area (LGA), Mr Babasidi Kabir, said that the SBMCS would work with the traditional leaders to remove all blockage to girls’ education.

Earlier, PERL’s State Partnership Facilitator, Mr Istifanus Akau, said that the meeting was organised to increase stakeholders’ understanding on barriers and challenges to girls’ education in Kaduna state.

The State Lead Facilitator, PERL, Mr Adejor Abel, said that the community leaders would play a critical role in advocacy and removal of security, political, socio-cultural and all forms of barriers to girl education in the state.

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