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Bauchi Govt calls for expansion of UNICEF’S GEP 3 projects

Bauchi State Government has urged the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other donor partners to bring more educational interventions and expand existing ones in the state.

The government’s appeal to UNICEF and other partners aims at helping Bauchi State overcome the numerous challenges facing its educational sector .

The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Aliyu Usman Tilde made the call for more donor support at an interactive session with journalists in Bauchi, ahead of the close out of UNICEF’s Girl-child Enrolment (GEP 3) project in September.

Dr Aliyu Tilde, who was represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Sule Adamu Madara, acknowledged the contributions of UNICEF and other donor partners to the development of education in the state, especially in the area of strategic planning. He called for more support to sustain the momentum.

He also restated the state government’s resolve to sustain the GEP 3 project beyond the September close-out for the benefit of the teeming populace, especially the girl-child, who is the primary target of the intervention.

Earlier, a Consultant with UNICEF in Bauchi, Malam Sale Muhammad said the journalists were at the ministry to assess the level of success of the GEP 3 project and identify the existing gaps in the basic education sub-sector.

The journalists from Bauchi and Niger states as well as the FCT had visited some selected schools in the six benefitting local government areas of Alkaleri, Ganjuwa, Ningi, Toro, Shira and Zaki.

Reporting by Abubakar Baba; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor