ABUJA, Nigeria – The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Dr. Hamid Bobboyi has said that girls education is very vital to National Development of any country.
Speaking at the commissioning of a community centre for girls in Gafia village, Kastina State, Bobboyi said without Education of the girl child the society can not be changed.
He appealed to parents to allow their girl children finish their secondary school education before being married off.
The UBEC boss said he was not against marriage but asked that parents and spouses allow them continue the search for knowledge even after marriage.
Boboyi said the commission was glad with the Kastina State government for its numerous policies of promoting basic education.
Speaking also, the Deputy Governor, Kastina State, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu in his remark identified illiteracy and unemployment as a major threat to the society.
Alhaji Yakubu said Kastina State government was prepared to work with UBEC to increase the number of such centres, so that the girl child in Kastina will have access to proper education.
“I also commended UBE and Senator Saddique Yar Adua for his role initiating the project in the state,” he added.
OgeneAfrican learnt that the Girl Center has been equipped with 40 sets of pupils furniture, 10 computers, 4 teachers furniture, 1 Coordinator furniture, solar power panels with batteries inverter amongst others.