1 February 2013

Nigeria: Unicef, Zamfara Govt Train 272 On Primary Education

Gusau — Zamfara State government has commenced training of 272 participants known as School Based Management Committees (SBMC) from 68 communities across the state as part of the government's effort towards improving girl child enrolment and retention.

Speaking at the opening of the five day training workshop, head of Girl Child Education of the State Universal Basic Education Board Barrister Suwaiba Ibrahim Barau said the exercise was to complement UNICEF programme under which 72 communities were trained so as to take care of girl child education in the state.

Suwaiba said 72 schools were selected by UNICEF for the programme in fund management and improvement of girl child education in the state.

Also speaking, Director of Social Mobilisation of the State Universal Basic Education Board Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar Mafara said the 68 communities were to benefit from the counterpart funding to take care of the administration and monitoring of schools activities.

Yusuf said the training would reflect positive response and improvement in educational development in the state as all stakeholders who could meaningfully assist in this direction were involved.

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