The Emir of Rano, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa has charged district heads under the emirate to promote girls education.
ALL IN ONE reports that the emir gave the charge while receiving members of Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL) under it’s Girls Education Partnership (GEP), during an advocacy visit to his palace.
He also reiterated Rano Emirate’s dedication to collaborate with relevant stakeholders in uplifting the standard of girls education to international standard.
According to him, traditional leaders in the emirate council are working assidiously in ensuring that girls are enrolled in schools.
Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa
The Emir pointed out that girls trek long distances to attend schools in neighbouring villages, while some parents procured bicycles for their children to encourage them due to the long distance of schools.
The monarch explained that in Rano emirate girls population in schools is quite higher than that of boys, which he said is a clear indication of parents commitment to educating their female children.
He noted that the state government had provided free and compulsory education to achieve the desired objectives.
“I commend the committee for the visit as the emirate council has done a lot in terms of education”
Earlier in his remark, leader of the delegation, Dr. Auwal Halilu said they were at the palace to solicit for assistance and cooperation of the emirate to support GEP in moving girl child education forward.
Dr. Auwal Halilu
He maintained that Rano Emirate council was at the fore front of moving education forward in the state.
Also speaking, a member of Girl Education Partnership, Hajiya Ladidi Fagge maintained that a research conducted by the group indicated that, insecurity, poverty, lack of potable drinking water, stigmatization, unhealthy cultural practices, seasonal migration and other societal issue are some of the challenges facing female education in Kano state.
Members of the entourage
She observed that, lack of scholarship, from government and philanthropists on girl child education was also a major catalyst to the under development of girls education.
Hajiya Ladidi Fagge appealed to Rano Emirate council to direct it’s education committee to prioritize girls education as well as seek assistance of philanthropists in supporting female students.
“I hope that the education committee would continue to educate parents and relevant stakeholders in the importance of girls education,” Fagge said.
ALL IN ONE reports that, GEP had earlier organized a town hall meeting across selected local government areas to find out challenges bedeviling girls education in the area and proffer lasting solutions.