UNICEF provides N53 million for girls education

The UNICEF has on Monday, disbursed N53 million to 209 School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) for the improvement of girl-child education in Zamfara.

The Chief of UNICEF Sokoto Field office, Mr Mohammed Mohiuddin, who made the presentation at the Government House, Gusau, said the fund was part of an intervention on Girl Education Project Phase 3 (GEP 3) by the UKAID/DFID and managed by the UNICEF.

The project which is set to run for 8 years from 2012 to 2020 is targeted at archiving up to one million girls enrollment into schools within the five states under the program.

Mr Mohiuddin is quoted as saying that estimated 1.9 million boys would also benefit from the investment through improvements in teacher quality and school governance and that in Zamfara State an estimated 155,580 girls were expected to be added to the number of girls in school at the expiration of the project in 2020.