UNICEF commences implementation of ‘Girls-for-Girls’ programme in Adamawa schools




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By Ibrahim Kado

 

Yola  –  The International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is to commence the implementation ‘Girls-for-Girls’ (G4G) intervention Programme in 275 selected schools in Adamawa State.

Mrs Lydia Maajam, Desk Officer, UNICEF G4G, Adamawa State, disclosed this during a meeting with stakeholders in Yola.

The News Agency Nigeria NAN reports that the selected schools are in Hong, Guyuk and Fufore Local Areas the state.

Maajam said that the objectives of the meeting was to enlighten stakeholders the concept of G4G in schools.

According to her, the meeting is to secure commitment stakeholders their support to G4G in the state.

Speaking at the occasion, Mrs Mairama Dikwa, Education Specialist,UNICEF, Bauchi Field Office, said the was aimed at ensuring the right of children, especially girls, to quality education , were guaranteed.

According to her, girls to play greater role in asserting and exercising their right to education and desire better lives for themselves.

She therefore called stakeholder to support the to ensure successful implementation.

Mr Bashir Tukur, Special Adviser on Basic Education to Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri, commended UNICEF for its commitment to the development of the Education sector in the state.

Mrs Jiddere Kaibo, Chairperson, Level Women Advocate, a non-governmental organisation in Adamawa, called on the state to provide all necessary support for the implementation of the programme in other Local Areas.

“I clarion call that the strategic plan of education in the state be made gender-responsive and transformative by removing all barriers to education for girls and women in Adamawa”, she said.

(NAN)