Ali Rabiu Ali
Education Committee Members, Jigawa State House of Assembly promised to make a policy for Girl Child Education.
Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Suleiman M. Kadira stated this during 3-day interactive session with Members of the Committee on Education for Delivery of Basic Education organized by Partnership to Engage, Reform, and Learn (PERL), a public-sector accountability and governance program, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the UK– FCDO.
The meeting objectives are to facilitate tripartite interaction between the State Assembly Committee on Education, the leadership of State Ministry of Education, SUBEB and Education Citizens’ Group around various interventions and programs for girl’s education in basic schools across Jigawa state.
It also seeks to explore opportunities for addressing some of the challenges hampering access, retention and transition of Giles in basic schools across the state, leveraging existing programs, plans, budget and Future plan;
And to support the House Committee on Education, develop oversight implementation plan on basic education and to develop citizens’ engagement strategies in implementing State House of Assembly inclusive oversight of basic education.
Speaking at the event which was held in Kano, Hon. Kadira said law making and oversight functions as well as constituency representations are the main functions of the Assembly.
He said the major problem is the poor or a lack of implementation from the Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.
”The problem is not policy but implementation by ministries, we are always trying to see that education at basic and post basic level is given consideration,” he said.
Stallion Times report that the Deputy Speaker charged the MDAs to step up effort towards implementation of the polices provided by the law makers.
The interactive session had the Hon. Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lawan Yunusa Danzomo, Deputy speaker Jigawa state House of Assembly, Members House Committee on Education, Honorable Chairman, Jigawa State Universal Basic Education, Muhammad Ayuba and Jigawa Education Partners in attendance.