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April 19, 2024

Kano education summit: Leverage home-based learning for children, stakeholders tell govt

Stakeholders at the Kano Education Summit have urged the state government to leverage home-based learning for children.

Mr. Innocent Chukwu, one of the representatives from partnership forl learning for all in Nigeria (PLANE) revealed this on Thursday during the two day Kano education summit.

Mr. Chukwu emphasized the need for the government to implement initiatives that encourage girls to read after school.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of home-based learning. The government should utilize this approach to enhance the retention and completion of girls’ education,” he said.

“Some girls lack assistance with their assignments. Establishing community halls equipped with necessary facilities can significantly improve the situation.”

Prof. Muhammad Bello Shittu stressed that it is time for the communities to initiate actions.

He said, “Identifying problems alone is insufficient. It is time for communities to take action to promote girls’ retention and completion in schools.”

At the summit’s conclusion, a communique was issued, outlining challenges and recommendations.

These recommendations emphasized strengthening policy implementation, implementing targeted interventions such as scholarships and transportation assistance, addressing harmful cultural norms through awareness campaigns, investing in school infrastructure and qualified teachers.

Others include, enhancing community engagement, leveraging technology for teacher training, promoting financial assistance, fostering partnerships, and implementing integrated arts and project-based learning.

The summit was organized the Adolescent Health and Information Projects (AHIP) in collaboration with Christian Aid, the Kano Ministry of Education, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), partnership for learning for all in Nigeria (PLANE), Bayero University Kano, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All, and Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE).

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