UK, UNICEF urge Nigeria Govt to step girls’ education project as 1.5 million girls are enrolled


The United Kingdom and United Nations Children’s Fund on Thursday urged the Federal Government and other stakeholders to ensure that the Girls Education Project (GEP 3) is stepped up and replicated in all the states of the Federation in view of the gains of the programme as a tool of reducing the challenge of out-of-school children in Nigeria.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, speaking at the Girls’ Education Project (GEP3) closing ceremony in Abuja, revealed that the implementation of the project in six states of the Federation, namely: Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Zamfara, Kano and Bauchi has led to the enrollment of additional 1.5 million girls in…

Source: Nigerian Tribune