Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has initiated the construction of 62 new Junior and Senior Secondary Schools across all 23 Local Government Areas of the state.
These schools are part of the World Bank-founded Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project’s first phase. In total additional 93 new schools will be constructed before the end of the AGILE Project in 2025.
The groundbreaking ceremony and foundation laying took place in the Rigachikun community of Igabi. Senator Uba Sani emphasized that education is a crucial legacy parents can bestow upon their children.
He stressed that education stands as a vital pillar of his administration, affirming his dedication to ensuring universal access to education. The governor acknowledged that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children globally, making the construction of these schools imperative.
Furthermore, he highlighted the commitment to enhancing the lives of children in rural areas, with special attention to girls’ education. Senator Uba Sani underscored the importance of quality education for female children in achieving success in life.
He expressed gratitude to development partners such as the World Bank for their support and collaboration, which serve to uplift the lives of girls in society.
The AGILE project’s key components include establishing safe and accessible learning spaces, fostering an empowering environment for girls, and strengthening project management and systems.
The State Commissioner for Education, Professor Sani Bello, praised the governor for his efforts in advancing education across the state.
The District Head of Rigachikun, Alhaji Zubairu Sani, appreciated the state government’s decision to construct the school in their community. He encouraged parents to seize this opportunity by enrolling their children, especially girls.