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’65 Percent Girls Lack Access to Basic Education in North East’

| July 5, 2013 More

A non-governmental organisation, Nigeria Northern Education Initiative (NEI), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said that about 65.5 percent of girls lack access to basic education in The North East region of the country.

Education expert Hajiya Bintu Abba Ibrahim made the statement during a public presentation on gender assessment findings on basic education and living conditions of orphans and vulnerable children organized by Bauchi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development in collaboration with NEI. She explained that the percentage of boys that attend primary school is 49% while that of girls’ attendance is 37.1% in the region.

She attributed religion and gender sentiments as factors militating against girl child education and called on stakeholders to support education of less privileged children, especially girls.

Bauchi State Head of Service Abdon Gin said education is very fundamental to human existence, saying that education is next to air and water in terms of needs.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Service Ahmed Saleh Jarmajo, he said building structures without educating the people leads to underdevelopment.

Category: Bauchi State News

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