Gombe introduces Girl-Child non-formal learning centres
The Gombe state government through its Better Education Services Delivery for All (BESDA) programmer has flagged-off Girl-child Non-formal Learning centers in its bid to improve enrollment level and mop up out-of-school children from the street.
At the flagging-off ceremony at Kuri, Yamaltu/Deba local government area of the state, the Gombe State First Lady, Hajiya Asma’u Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, harped on the importance of Girl-child education.
She encouraged parents to enroll their wards, particularly Girl-children into school, describing the number of out-of-school children in Gombe State as alarming and as such concerted efforts must be made to reverse the trend.
According to the Gombe First Lady, “the collaboration with Better Education Services Delivery for All (BESDA), has the specific objectives of increasing equitable access to education for all children, improve literacy and strengthen accountability for results through effective coordination and utilisation of resources”.
“It is against this background that, Kuri Girl-child Learning Centre has been chosen for the flag-off to signal the commencement of Girl-child Non-Formal Learning Centres in Local Government Areas under the BESDA Programme-for-Result (P for R) in the state.”
She assured of her husband’s readiness to continue to provide enabling environment for the success of BESDA programmes, as well as the education sector for the development of the state.
In his remarks, the state Commissioner of Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru reiterated the achievements of BESDA in reaching out to out-of- school children, promising that his ministry will continue to come up with initiatives and reforms aimed at revitalizing the education sector, especially at the basic level.