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Katsina, UNICEF launch campaign to track “out-of-school children“

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State Government

 The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with UNICEF, has flagged off a “School Enrolment Drive “ in two local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

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Commissioner for Education

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Flagging off the campaign on Monday, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, said it would target Kafur and Kankara LGAs.
Lawal said that the campaign was aimed at tracking the high number of out-of-schools children in the two LGAs.

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Permanent Secretary

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Musa Dankama, the commissioner said that the move was to ensure that out-of- school children were returned to school.

State Universal Basic Education Board

In his remark, the Chairman, Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),  Alhaji Lawal Buhari, said the campaign entailed the training of stakeholders who would  ensure that school age children are in school.

According to Buhari, the stakeholders include mothers associations, head teachers, community volunteers and leaders, as well as LG officials.

Director Social Mobilisation

The chairman, who was represented by the Director Social Mobilisation of the board, Alhaji Garba Adda’u said the campaign would be sustained.

UNICEF Focal Person

Earlier, the SUBEB UNICEF Focal Person,  Hajia Hauwau Kaikai, maintained that the campaign was to build community consensus on the best approach to get the affected children back in school.

Katsina Emirate Council

Also speaking, the representative of Katsina Emirate Council, Alhaji Saidu Abeh, assured the gathering that the emirate would give its maximum support to the improvement of education in the state.

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