From Umar Dankano, Yola
In implementing its cardinal objectives of re-enrolling out of schoolgirls,the African Centre for Leadership strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has enrolled 1,451 out of schoolgirls back to school in Adamawa state.
Executive Director of the Centre,Dr.Sunday Osasah disclosed the development at a one-Day sun-National Summit on Girl Child education and premiere of the C-CAGE Documentary held in Yola Thursday stressing that the out of schoolgirls were registered back to secondary schools in three(3) focal local government areas in the state.
Dr.Osasah said 577 girls were from Numan,360 girls from Song while 514 girls from Maiha local council noting that 25 safe space centres were established in these local governments for the learning of basic numeracy and vocational skills respectively.
Osasah added that the Centre with support from Malala Fund has opened registers of out of school children in the palaces of traditional rulers for regular and onward forwarding to schools reiterating that already 7 of these girls from safe space have written West African Council Examination and proceeded to writing JAMB.
He expressed gratitude with the support and cooperation been receiving from Adamawa state government since the inception of the project in the state since March 2019 and ended in June 2022 (3years down).
“Today’s summit themed “Girl Child Education;A Veritable tool for development. Is organised to reinforce the necessity of training the girl child and to highlight the need for you seated here to join or continue the advocacy to advancing girl child education”.The Director maintained.
Earlier in his speech chairperson of the occasion and Deputy Speaker Adamawa state House Of Assembly,Hon.Pwamakano Mackondo said the project aim is to increase entrolment retention and completion of girl education in the 3 focal councils in our state.
While appreciating the complimentary role of the state government Mackondo enjoin the parents and benefitting girls to ensure continuing of the project so that girls can be educated in our societies.
Our Correspondent reports that most of the stakeholders commended the efforts of the Centre to providing hope and confidence given to the beneficiaries who initially dropped out of school due peculiar reason in life but C-LSD rekindled their hopes again.