By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) Rise Up Girls Ambassadors have advocated for free and compulsory education for girls in public secondary schools in Kaduna State.
The girls ambassadors represented by Mary Emmanuel Bawa and Sarah Haruna spoke on the challenges faced by the girl child in the pursuit of her education and the need for the Kaduna States Government to formulate and adopt a policy for free and compulsory education for girls in public secondary schools.
Earlier, the Rise Up Project Advocacy Coordinator, Mrs Sekyen Dadik informed the commissioner that they were in her office to update her on the achievement of the rise up project and the need for her continuous support.
The project Manager, Mr Benjamin Yunana Maigari appreciated the Hon. Commissioner for her support and need for more support in the development of the draft policy document.
In her response the Hon Commissioner Kaduna State Ministry of Human Services and Social Development Hajia Hafsat Mohammed Baba said the state government is committed to the girls child education and her rights but that all stakeholders must play their individual roles for the development of the girl child and the society.
She appreciated AMDF and apologized for her inability to attend the international day of the girl child due to official engagement.
She promised to keep working with AMDF and the Rise Up project for the overall development of the girl child in the state.
Speaking further, she said government has the will power and its committed on the rights if the girl child in Kaduna state.