Parents to get N120,000 yearly in Jigawa for enrolling their daughters in schools

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To encourage the enrollment of girl-child in schools, Jigawa State Government said it has concluded arrangement to start giving each parents whose daughters are either in primary or junior secondary schools N40,000 every term.

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Like their parents, every girl-child in school will also receive a cash gift of N19,000 each per term totaling N57,000 per session.

The plan was made known by Executive Chairman, Jigawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Salisu Zakar, to newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse, the state capital.
Zakar said the programme is being bankrolled by a development partner, Global Partnership on Education (GPE), adding that all girls at basic education level would benefit from it.

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He said the objective the programme set to achieve is to discourage parents from engaging girl-children in child labour that prevent them from going to school.

“The payment of termly stipend of N19,000 to the girl-child and N40,000 to their parent will soon commence. This will encourage girl-child education in the state to a large extent. As soon as all arrangements, including reviewing the programme is completed, the project will fully come on board,” Zakar explained.

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