Getting more girls in school in Nigeria

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Nasiba Alhassan, 12, is in Grade 5 at Miga Central Primary School, Miga, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

The state of Katsina’s Commissioner for Education, Dr. Badamasi Lawal Charanchi, recently recognized that GPE’s support to the Nigeria government through a $100 million grant, has really contributed to address issues related to education service delivery, especially at the basic level with a particular emphasis on girls' education.

Intended to run for a period of four years, the program is particularly welcome in a country where many girls of school age do not have adequate access to education, especially in the Northern part of the country where most of them are married early.

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Nasiba Alhassan, 12, is in Grade 5 at Miga Central Primary School, Miga, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
Girls' Education
Sub-Saharan Africa: Nigeria

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