High Rate of Poverty and And cultural believe norms and Values have been identified as some of the major stumbling blocks that hinders the enrollment of the girl Child in Primary Schools in Katsina and some parts of Kano States.
Dr. Muntaka Mukhtar explained that available statistics reveals that about 536,132 children were not in school in Katsina State alone.
The expert noted that 300,001 girls were been enrolled in basic schools in Katsina State due to the state government’s effort to address the challenge of girls not gaining any form of education.
He said According to Data Sources from Universal Basic Education One out of five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria, while 536,132 out of school boys and girls are in Katsina State.
Dr Muntaka Mukhtar maintained that such norms also push parents to prioritize the education of their sons over their daughters, forcing them into child marriage.
He added that with joint collaboration between foreign partners and Nithe Nigerian Government Coupled with the maximum support and cooperation of parents and other stakeholders involved the menace would come to an end.
The dialogue was organized by the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with UNICEF.