Girls education is crucial to National Development of any country.
These were the words of the Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi.
The Executive Secretary said this while speaking at the commission of Girl Child Community Center in Gafia village, Kaita local government area of Katsina state.
Bobboyi said without education of the girl child, the society can’t be developed.”We should, at least,allow them to finish their secondary school education before getting them married,” he stated
He made it very clear that he was not against marrying up girls but that parents should allow them to continue the quest for knowledge, even after marriage.
The UBEC chief said the commission was glad with the Kastina state government for its numerous policies of promoting basic education, especially girl child.
The Deputy Governor, Kastina State, Mannir Yakubu identifies illiteracy and unemployment as a major threat to the society.
Yakubua said Kastina State government was prepared to work with UBEC to increase the number of such centers, so that the girl child in Katsina would have access to proper education.
The deputy governor commended UBE and Senator Saddique Yaradua for his role in initiating projects in the state.
The Center has 40 sets of Pupils furniture, 10 computers, 4 Teachers furnitures,1 coordinator furniture, solar power with batteries inverter and panels among others’
Source: Voice of Nigeria