UNICEF Lauds Improved Girl- Child Enrollment In Katsina Schools

The Chief of Education, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Nigeria, Terry Durnnian, has expressed satisfaction over the increasing number of girl-child enrollment in schools across Katsina State.

Durnnian, who was on a three-day working visit to the state, said the number of girl-child enrollment was greatly increasing, compared to the last time he visited the state

He further lauded the role played by the relevant stakeholders and the host school communities who mobilized and went out to talk to parents in their areas to enroll their girl-child in schools.

He said “I am on a three-day visit to the state on UNICEF works in partnership with the Ministry of Education on chances of improving enrollment, retention and quality of education.”

In another development from the state, governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed sadness over the death of another Islamic cleric from Kano state Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, saying it is another monumental loss to the Islamic world, coming only three days after the death of Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal the Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque.


Masari in a condolence message he sent to his Kano state counterpart, Alhaji Ganduje and the Emir of Kano said by the death of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, the religious and business communities in Africa, and the world at large, have lost an icon whose footprint would remain indelible for a long time to come.

He described the late cleric and leader of the Tijjaniya Movement as a deeply religious, intensely generous and very simple person, whose conduct has impacted positively within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

He also prayed to Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings and make paradise his final resting place, and give the bereaved the fortitude and courage to bear the loss.

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