1.5m Girls Return To School In North – UNICEF


In response to the low level of participation of girls in the school system, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK, and United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have implemented the Girls’ Education Programme Phase 3 (GEP3) across six northern Nigerian states of Katsina, Kano, Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara and Bauchi between 2012 and 2022.

In a statement that was issued by communication assistant at UNICEF,  Nchekwube Nwosu-Igbo said the partners reported that the programme’s investment of $109 million yielded positive results in enrolling an additional 1.5 million girls into school, far exceeding the project’s target. That was the outcome of the event, as disclosed on Thursday,

The statement added that the attendance rate of girls in primary schools in the six states improved from 43% to 70%, while gender parity improved from 0.73 to 0.97.

It said GEP3 worked to improve the quality of education for all children…

Source: Leadership Newspaper