The presidency has praised Katsina State legislators and high powered delegation of major stakeholders over the drafting of a bill which seeks to ensure 35% women participation in education governance in the state.
This was disclosed by the technical assistant on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) at the presidential villa, Abuja, Hadiza Aminu, a lawyer, at a workshop which ended in Kano State on Saturday.
Aminu, who delivered the opening remarks from the presidency, described the efforts of the law makers and other stakeholders as capable of changing the course of education sector in the state.
She assured the law makers, religious leaders and cream of Katsina State women under the auspices of High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) of the Presidency’s support to boost the education sector, especially the women and girl child education projects.
Aminu said: “I think they (the President and Vice President) will be very happy about the holistic approach that HILWA and UNICEF have taken for a successful deliberation.”
Speaking with LEADERSHIP at the venue of the programme, Aminu described the bill which seeks to increase women participation in education and sustainable development right of children to education as a welcomed development which is in line with the desire of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to ensure more girls have access to basic education.
“We are working with Katsina State House of Assembly to design a law to ensure that all the bottle necks that were frustrating (pupils) retention and stopping our girls from accessing basic education are addressed from legislative perspective.
“Apart from retention, the interesting thing that came up today is that the law also encompasses affirmative action for ensuring that we have certain number of women in educational management,” she noted.