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June 23, 2024
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Jigawa Governor Launches Distribution of 30,000 Uniforms to Girls

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

Jigawa State Governor, Malam Umar Namadi, on Saturday, flagged off the distribution of 30,000 uniforms to girls across the state.

Speaking at the launch ceremony held at Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jahun, Governor Namadi pledged to prioritize girls’ education, ensuring every child in the state has access to quality education regardless of their economic status or geographical location.

The governor noted that girls have been left behind in terms of school enrollment and retention, and the free education policy for girls from primary to higher institutions aims to bridge the gap and support girls in competing with boys in building a modern and great Jigawa state.

He emphasized that his government is committed to ensuring every child in the state has access to quality education, regardless of their parent’s economic status or geographical location.

Governor Namadi commended donor partners, private and public institutions, community organizations, civil societies, religious leaders, and the general public for their support in revitalizing the state’s education sector, which he described as the biggest pillar in making Jigawa state prosperous and great.

He promised to continue collaborating with these partners to achieve the state’s educational goals.

On the same day, the governor received renovated classrooms for girls at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Malam-Madori, courtesy of Zenith Bank.

He praised the bank’s management for their kind intervention and urged other partners to emulate their example for educational development.

According to Abubakar Sleiman Gwaranyo, Zenith Bank’s Northwest Regional Manager, the renovation was part of their social corporate responsibility project.

“We chose to support girls’ education to help the state government achieve its goal of providing quality and affordable education from primary to higher institutions, We believe that education is key to empowering girls and building a prosperous society” he said.

The renovation work included 40 classrooms, a kitchen, dining hall, five blocks of toilets, three laboratories, a mosque, library, and furniture.

The governor commended Zenith Bank for their comprehensive intervention, which he said would greatly improve the learning environment for girls in the school.

 

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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