- Yusuf also said that his administration would establish more primary and secondary schools across the 44 local government areas of the state as part of efforts to mop up all out-of-school children roaming our streets
Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Yusuf, revealed a stipend of N20,000 for schoolgirls in the state to boost attendance.
During the Independence Day ceremony on Sunday, the governor announced this initiative, stating that the pilot scheme would benefit over 45,000 schoolgirls.
He said, “To support girls-child education and encourage parents to send their daughters to school, we are issuing a stipend of N20,000 to over 45,000 girl-child as a pilot scheme to support them to continue schooling. We are also re-introducing the girl-child school buses to transport them to and from schools.”
Yusuf also said that his administration would establish more primary and secondary schools across the 44 local government areas of the state as part of efforts to mop up all out-of-school children roaming our streets.
“Schools are being renovated in batches. We are providing free uniforms, school bags, and shoes at the pilot stage. We are providing free exercise books and textbooks to primary and Junior Secondary School pupils. And arrangements have reached an advanced stage to provide one free meal (per day) to primary school pupils,” he added.
The governor affirmed that his administration will sponsor 1001 first-class graduates for Master’s degrees at foreign universities.
He reiterated his administration’s strong commitment to addressing the prevalent issues of unemployment, poverty, and youth restiveness in the country.
Yusuf offered heartfelt praise to the remarkable nationalists and devoted freedom fighters who made significant sacrifices for the nation’s independence.