Girl-child Education: Kano, Jigawa Understudy Ekiti
By: Alo Abiola on July 4, 2013 - 3:54am
As part of efforts to re-invigorate their education sector, particularly the girl-child education, delegations from Jigawa and Kano States, were on a four-day tour of Ekiti State with a view to understudy the various educational programmes in the state.
The project tagged “Strengthening the implementation of the new secondary school curriculum for girls’ secondary schools in Jigawa and Kano States” was put together by MacArthur Foundation in conjunction with ministries of education in both states, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and a Jigawa based non-governmental organisation, Development Research and Progress Centre (DRPC).
The Ekiti State commissioner for education, Science and Technology, Mr Kehinde Ojo, while welcoming the visitors to the state lauded the initiative saying it would further reinforce the dictum that education or matters affecting it, knows no barrier and neither does it recongnise any.
“This embrace is a testimony to our common resolve as a people of this great nation to learn from each other in order to enhance the standard of education to acceptable world standard.
“Adopting the best practices from amongst ourselves will assist in eliminating illiteracy from our society, empower our children with meaningful and practical tools for self actualisation, as well as for fruitful and productive contributions to the society, and deploy its awesome potentials to further strengthen the unity of our country,” he added.