By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) a NGO has described the gradual increasing enrollment rate of girl-child into schools as encouraging.
The National Chairperson, High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) Mrs Azuka Menkiti disclosed on Saturday during the closing of it National Appreciation Ceremony held in Gusau.
Menkiti said HILWA is on the forefront in the campaign to encourage massive enrolment of girl child education in the North and also doing everything possible to stop parents from sending their children on street hawking.
She maintained that HILWA in collaboration with UNICEF and Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board has successfully campaign for increase girl child enrollment and better access.
The HILWA National Chairperson commended the state educational sector especially the model initiatives on girl child component of education introduced by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle describing it as impressive.
“Our organisation was impressed with the level of increased girl child enrolment in to public schools system it enhance chances of having access to quality education,” she said.
In his address the chairman Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (ZSUBEB), Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun said his board was up and doing in creating an enabling environment for teaching and learning so as to encourage enrollment of out of school children.
During the occasion Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Saad Abubakar,Emir of Argungu Alhaji Muhammad Mera,Emir Anka Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed and former Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi were presented with awards.
Others who received similar awards are wife of former Bauchi State governor Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar,wife of Sokoto State governor Mariya Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and wife of Kebbi state governor Dr Zainab Shinkafi among others.