HOW ‘CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME’ BOOSTS GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN KEBBI

The federal government and development partners are working round the clock to reduce the huge number of out-of-school children in the country, especially in northern Nigeria. However, an unconditional cash transfer programme which caused an explosion in enrolment in schools, has laid bare some challenges confronting education in the North. REGINA OTOKPA reports     It was a bright Tuesday morning; school is in session but with heavy make-up on her face and a tray of pepper on her head, eight-year-old Aisha Samaila, spent the whole day including school hours,…

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