Sokoto kicks off 1.4 million school enrolment drive
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has flagged off 1.4 million school enrolment drive for new intakes in the next one year.
The occasion also witnessed the official launch of the state cash transfer scheme, the Nigerian Partnership for Education Project and the prototype Early Childhood Development.
Tambuwal explained that the enrollment drive is a high-level advocacy mechanism, which ensures that all stakeholders partake in ensuring effective awareness, mobilisation of all stakeholders including parents, religious and traditional leaders as well as school based management committees on the importance of enrolling all school-age children into schools.
According to him, the enrollment campaign will primarily concentrate on community level activities especially house to house campaigns.
“This will be achieved through empowerment of mothers’ associations, religious and traditional leaders and other stakeholders to conduct campaign in their communities.
“They will, in addition, regularly track and monitor attendance of enrolled children in their respective schools as part of their oversight responsibilities,” he added.
The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Jabbi Kilgori said though the figure of 1.4 million new intakes into schools is ambitious, it is realisable.
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