Kebbi: Governor's Wife Express Concerned Over Out of School Children

Kebbi:  Governor's Wife Express Concerned  Over Out of School Children.

Press Release

Kebbi  governor’s wife  Hajia Zainab Nasare Nasir Idris

Kebbi  governor’s wife  Hajia Zainab Nasare Nasir Idris has  expressed concern over the number of out-of-school children in the state.

She spoke at the government house in Birnin Kebbi During  an Interactive section with female  leaders of National Youth council of Nigeria  NYCN and National Union of Kebbi State Student

She urged parents to be alive up to their moral and religious responsibilities and support government in providing quality education to their children.

According to her, lack of access to quality education is among the causes pushing young people into banditry, kidnapping and other social ills.

The governor’s wife promised that the state government would ensure that students learn skills and trades in their lower levels of education to become self-reliant and move away from social vices.

While assuring that she would come up with a programme to tackle some of the social challenges, Nasare charged the students to join hands with her to create awareness on hygiene and GBV.

Earlier, permanent Secretary ministry of women afairs in the state  hajia Aisha Muhammad-Maikurata said  aside the out of school children,  gender based Violence is also on the increase,  over  39 rape cases  were recorded between January and June, regretting that GBV had become rampant across the state.

She charged the students to be vigilant, and assist in exposing any case with a view to putting an end to the menace.

On her part, wife of the Secretary to the State Government, Hajiya Asma’u Bala-Tafidan Yauri  attributed the problems of education to many factors, adding that teachers in Kebbi needed training and retraining to impart qualitative education. 
She advised people especially the privileged ones to pay back to the society by assisting their former schools in whatever form, to enhance access to education.
Earlier, the students, pointed out many problems militating against the growth of education in the state.

Bahalura Muhammad-Marafa,  President, NUKESS lamented over shortage of teachers, hostel accommodation and basic infrastructure in most schools in the state. 

While Zinatu Yusuf of NYCN advocated for free menstrual pad to young girls to address the problem of menstrual hygiene among young girls in the state.

Khadijat Saidu
Press Secretary
Office of the Governor's Wife
Kebbi state.

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