The Girls Education Partnership (GEP) has commended the Kano state government for approving the recruitment of 195 female teachers through the ministry for local government.
In a statement, Monday, by the Co-Chair, GEP, Hajiya Mairo Bello, the group expressed sincere appreciation to the wife of Kano state governor Prof. Hafsat Abdullahi Ganduje for her passion for girls’ education in the state.
GEP commended the appropriation of one hundred million Naira in the 2022 budget to recruit one thousand female teachers.
It could be recalled that the ministries of education, planning, and budget in collaboration with PERL office, Kano, under the sponsorship of the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) with other key MDAs implementing inclusive education had developed a comprehensive Annual Operational Plan (AOP) under the auspices of the Girls Education Partnership (GEP) in 2021.
The partnership in collaboration with the state’s ministry of planning and budget created a budget code on girls’ education and infuse it into the 2022 budget across relevant MDAs of the state. This was aimed at according Girls’ education wide coverage across 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
Under the proposed arrangement, the state government has earmarked N100,000.00 million for the recruitment of 105 NCE holders and 90 graduates.
GEP recalled with satisfaction how the Kano state government recruited 1,196 female teachers that hold the National Certificate of Education NCE across the state in 2018.
Also, the Partnership expressed satisfaction with the government’s distribution of 500 cartons of books and menstrual and hygienic materials to 15 girls’ secondary schools across the 3 senatorial.
According to the statement, the partnership commended the Kano state government for repairing 14 out of the grounded school buses meant for shuttling girls to school.
The development was the result of consistent advocacy to government agencies by citizen groups to push for increased investment in girls’ education.
This is a milestone because the shuttle buses will support transporting girls from poor households to school at no cost and provides security as a safety measure.
This will significantly increase girls’ access to education by removing transportation and distance barriers.
The partnership congratulates the new commissioner of education
GEP has sent a congratulatory message to the new commissioner of education Alhaji Ya’u ‘Yanshana and hoped that his stewardship would add value to education, especially girls’ education.
The partnership hoped that Alhaji ‘Yanshana would replicate the success recorded while serving at Community Reorientation Council.
It, therefore, appealed to the new commissioner to use his wealth of experience in facilitating the recruitment of 195 female teachers as provided in the 2022 constitution.
The Girls Education Partnership is a Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, Government officials, journalists, and academics co-chaired by the former head of service Dr. Kabiru Shehu, and Hajiya Mairo Bello of AHIP.