Committee members being sworn in at the inauguration meeting in Bauchi. Photo: Murtala Muhammad
By Murtala Muhammad
A twenty-man State level Committee on Adolescent Girls Transition to senior secondary school, has been inaugurated towards ensuring sustainability of Girls Education Project (GEP) 3 in Bauchi State.
At a meeting organized by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), with support from UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, the Executive Chairman of the board, Dr Surumbai Sheikh Dahiru called on members of the committee to be dedicated to their assignment.
Dr Surumbai Dahiru, represented by the Board’s Permanent Secretary Alhaji Shehu Yakubu said the importance of the committee cannot be overemphasized in view of the recent research findings which identified some factors that contribute to low transition rate of adolescent girls to secondary schools in the state.
In an interview the Director Education Support Services, Umar Sani said the Girls Education Project GEP 3 was a success in the state in view of the increase in enrolment, retention and completion acknowledged the existing gaps that needed to be filled.
Umar sani assured of their commitment towards sustaining the gains by ensuring the transition of adolescent girls to senior secondary schools up to tertiary level.
The project also identified community-based stakeholders as a critical support system in ensuring sustainability of the GEP 3 activities to actualize the set goals.