Give Girls Enough Education Before Marrying Them Off – UBEC
By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja
The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Dr. Hamid Bobboyi has called on parents and stakeholders in Northern Nigeria to allow girls get enough education before marrying them off.
Bobboyi also said that girls education is very crucial to National Development of any country.
The Executive Secretary said these while speaking at the commission of girl child community center in Gafia village, Kaita local government area of Katsina state.
According to Bobboyi, ‘without Education of the girl child we can’t change our society, we should allow them to finish their secondary school education before marrying them up”
He made it very clear that he is not against marrying up girls but that parents should allow them to continue the search for knowledge even after marriage.
The UBEC chief said the commission is glad with the Kastina state government for its numerous policies of promoting basic education especially girl child.
In his remarks the Deputy Governor, Kastina State, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu identifies illiteracy and unemployment as a major threat to the society.
Alhaji Yakubu Said Kastina State government is prepared to work with UBEC to increase the number of such centers, so that the girl child in Katsina will have access to proper education, the Deputy governor commended UBE and Senator Saddique Yar adua for his role initiating the project in the state.
The Center has 40 sets of Pupils furniture, 10 computers, 4 Teachers furnitures,1 coordinator furniture, solar power with batteries inverter and panels among others’