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Girls Must Finish Secondary School Before They Can Get Married - Kano State Govt.

Girls Must Finish Secondary School Before They Can Get Married - Kano State Govt.
Abdulahi Ganduje, the executive governor of Kano State has revealed that the education policy in the state has reduced the menace of child-bride in the state.
The governor disclosed this information during the 2019 Human Rights Summit/Award with the theme, ‘Adopting Rights Based Approach in the Public Sector Sustainable Development Agenda’, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and took place on Sunday night.

Gov. Ganduje, who was one of the awardees also said that the almajiri system of education was now being integrated into the modern system of education.

He further explained that his government introduced free and compulsory basic and secondary education, while also taking care of all the out-of-school children to make sure they are being given the opportunity for education.

According to him, “The much talked about almajiri system is now being integrated with modern system of education. The girl-child education, you know the problems of marrying underage girls, but from our policy now, all our girls have to at least finish secondary education before they are married.

Ganduje noted that after the recent kidnapping of the nine children taken to the other part of the country where they were converted and their names changed, the state government instituted a judicial Commission of inquiry to find out circumstances under which they were kidnapped, return them to their parents and assist in their socialisation.

He added: “We provided free education for those nine children up to university level. Two more children have been recovered making 11.

The implication of this commission of inquiry is not only to recover the children, it’s not only for the punishment of those who were found guilty, but creating awareness for parents to take care of their children so that enabling environment is not provided for kidnappers.

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