KNSG’ll continue to provide women-friendly policies -Commissioner

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Kano State Government has said that it will continue to provide policies and programmes that will assist women in the society to contribute their quota in human development.

A statement from the Assistant Director Public Relations of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Malam Balarabe Danlami Jazuli, said the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya ‘Yardada Maikano Bichi stated this at the formal dissemination of Rapid Assessment Report on Women Advocates (HiLWA) in collaboration with UNICEF-Girls Education Project Phase (GEP3), held at the board’s SBMC Hall at Audu Bako Secretariat in Kano metropolis recently.

The commissioner added that women have vital role to play in enhancing development of the various aspects of life, especially in the education subsector, pointing out that poverty could be eradicated through educating women.

She therefore urged women to continue to support the present administration in the state in order to enable it move to the next level.

Speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Primary, Secondary and Donor Partners, State Member of Education, Malam Danlami Garba, acknowledged the contribution of the development partners in many ways towards assisting state government in its efforts towards reviving and transforming the education sector.

Malam Garba explained that there is more in testimony of bright future for the women and the society in general, calling on the organization to redouble efforts for maximum result.

In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Malam Zakarai Ibrahim Bagwai said the state government, in view of its recognition of the importance of women education in social development, recently recruited over 1,000 female NCE teachers to fill gender gap.

Earlier, the chairperson of HiLWA, Prof. Aisha Abdul Isma’il said they were inspired to conduct the assessment that would help them to generate accurate data to be used for advocacy in order to increase number of female educationists in positions of decision making especially in education sector.

Prof. Aisha added that the number of female educationists in a position was marginalized, pointing out that the finding would also help in enhancing retention and completion of schools by girls child.

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