Worried by inadequate female teachers in the state, Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is to sponsor 350 female students to the College of Education, Azare, to enhance girl-child education in the state.
Chairman of State Universal Basic Education, Abdulahi Dabo, disclosed this while declaring open a two-day workshop on "Terms of Reference for Girl Education Project Phase 2" organised by SUBEB and UNICEF Zone D office at the College of Education, Azare.
Represented by Director of School Services of the board, Abdul Mohammed, the chairman said the female teachers were recruited to serve as role models to girls’ enrolment in schools in rural areas.
According to him, "the goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of quality of girls and women in Nigeria through achievement of right to education as key factor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria."
He lamented that girl education was backward, hence the need for the project. He said girls must be educated to contribute in the development of the state and nation.
Deputy Provost, Ahmed Azare, expressed the college’s determination to begin a degree programme to enhance teaching profession in the state, adding that his college would collaborate with relevant stakeholders to encourage girl education.
Azare explained that the college was willing to partner any organisation to improve the quality of education.
Besides, he commended the effort of SUBEB in training female teachers to improve girl education in the state.