Posted on Tue 17 Oct 2017, 05:45 PM

The United Nations Children's Fund recently annouced a 50 per cent reduction in the number of out-of-school children in Sokoto state.

This was made known by the UNICEF's Chief of Field Office for Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states, Mohammed Muhuiddin during an event organised tomark the end of his tenure. 

Accrding to him, "The multiple indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) for 2016 to 2017 showed that Sokoto state has made appreciable progress, resulting in over 50 per cent cut in the number of out-of-school children.

Muhuiddin noted that although the number of out-of-school children in Sokoto state used to be the highest in the country, the significant drop from 69 per cent in 2015 to 37 per cent in 2017 gladdens his heart even as he ends his time in charge.

In his words, "it gladdens my heart, seeing the commitment shown by the political leadership and the technical teams set up by the government to work with UNICEF and partners in various sectors for the children of the state"

While noting that an inspection of some projects in schools in Binji revealed a class of 48 pupils in which there were 36 girls as against 12 boys, he stated that this was a good measure of the progress made and I urge you to sustain it for the overall development of the state and the country in general."

Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal commended the ougoing UNICEF Chief of Field office for his commitment, passion and dexterity. He described Muhuiddin as a dear friend who would be missed by the state.

 

 By Joseph Odeh

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Well done Sokoto state, for the fact that they registered more girls than boys in a particular class gladdens my heart as that shows increased appreciation in educating the girl child.

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