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PERL, CSOs Validates Draft GCE Policy in Jigawa

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Jigawa GCE Policy

Ali Rabiu Ali

Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) in collaboration with state and non-state actors have validated the draft Girl Child Education (GCE) policy for Jigawa State.

The policy is aimed at ensuring that all girls in Jigawa acquire both formal and non-formal at the basic and post basic school levels. It is also to ensure enrollment, retention, transition and completion of the girl child across the state.

The validation session was organized by PERL-FCDO in Kano, Saturday.  

In his address, the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Jigawa State represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS), Safiya Muhammad said the draft policy is now ready for implementation.

She said the policy will facilitate girl education in the state when fully implemented.

The education PS commended the efforts of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who were engaged in the draft policy and also appreciates the efforts and support of PERL-FCDO to draft GCE policy for Jigawa and hope to see more.  

In his address, the Director General, State Education Inspectorate and Monitoring Unit (SEIMU), Abdullahi Yunusa said the policy is quite right, very proactive and inclusive in content.

He said that there is need to have structural process of dissemination of the policy to grassroots and other stakeholders for awareness and sustainability.

The development process is fairly rationalized in nature, he added.

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