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April 19, 2024

Kano education summit: Stakeholders urge govt to ensure inclusive education for all

Stakeholders at the Kano education summit are urging the Kano State government to ensure inclusivity in education for all.

This was stated on Thursday during the two-day summit held at Tahir.

Some stakeholders expressed concerns about the lack of accommodating environments for girls and individuals with disabilities.

Following the summit’s conclusion, a communique was issued wherein stakeholders pinpointed obstacles impeding the retention and completion of girl children in education.

These challenges includes, gender bias, socioeconomic inequality, child marriage, infrastructure and resource limitations, restricted community involvement, and traditional education systems lacking creative opportunities.

As recommendations, the stakeholders called for enhancing policy implementation, implementing targeted interventions such as scholarships and transportation aid, raising awareness about cultural norms through campaigns, and investing in school infrastructure and qualified teacher recruitment.

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

The summit also emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to overcome barriers to education, particularly regarding the retention and completion of girls’ education.

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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