News - North West - Kano Updated: January 25, 2023

Kano: AGILE Reveals Plan To Build 130 Schools

By A'isha Ahmad
January 25, 2023

World Bank's Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) says it plans to construct 75 Junior secondary and 55 Senior secondary schools in the state.

The state team lead on social norms and communication, Halima Tukur, disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano during the International Day of Education organised by the AGILE project and the Kano Ministry of Education.

She said the project, which is a collaboration of the Federal Ministry of Education and the World Bank, has vital components to improve girls' education.

According to her, this is aimed at reducing the challenges of girls' education, which is noticeable in the overall school attendance of girls.

She highlighted that the state government had provided all the necessary assistance to ensure the success of the project on girls’ education.


The team leader added that the event was organised to emphasise the importance of girl child education to the development of society.

"No sane society will progress without education and AGILE is here to make a change,” she said.

Earlier, the Kano State Commissioner for Education, Ya’u Yan’shana, charged teachers to redouble their efforts in discharging their responsibilities to move education to international standards.

Represented by the Executive Secretary of the Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board (KSSMB), Dr Bello Shehu, he said the government had mapped out policies and programs aimed at boosting education.

He also stated that the project includes free and compulsory education, inclusive education, teacher policy, among others.


The commissioner said AGILE is an initiative that has boosted students' academic performance and charged them to be good ambassadors by utilising their potential to become journalists, teachers, medical doctors, engineers and professionals.

Yan’shana commended World Bank for the initiative which had yielded positive results for the state’s education sector.

“A lot has been done by the state government and we are going to record more achievements in Kano,” he explained.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the State Based Management Committee (SBMC), Kano State, Tijjani Baraya, said the committee had sourced interventions of almost N1 billion naira in the state.

He appealed to the state government, to ensure the timely release of funds budgeted to the education sector, to achieve the desired objectives.




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