The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reaffirmed its commitment to support girl-child education in Kano state.
Mr. Maulid Warfa, the UNICEF’s Chief Field Officer in Kano assured the Universal Basic Education Board at a mentoring workshop for 100 selected girls from Junior and senior secondary schools on Wednesday.
He said UNICEF would give the Kano state government all the needed support to ensure the effective implementation of a girl-child education project in the state. He added that unless girls are allowed to access education, they would not be able to achieve their dreams in life.
“If girls are educated many problems will be addressed. Educated women will not allow their children to miss routine immunization. Educated women will also take good care of their children,” the UNICEF official said.
Warfa stressed the need for the state governments to continue to give priority attention to education to address the fundamental social problems bedeviling the society.
The workshop with the theme: “I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights,” was aimed at mentoring the girls by women professionals to increase access and reduce challenges to their education.