World Bank funded project to renovate 441 public schools in Zamfara – Official

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GUSAU (Sundiata post) – The Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE), a World Bank funded intervention, will renovate 441 public primary and secondary schools in Zamfara.The Coordinator of the Project, Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdu-Gusau, disclosed this in Gusau on Wednesday at the stakeholders’ meeting on AGILE project in the state.

Reports that the AGILE is a World Bank assisted project through the Federal Ministry of Education to facilitate secondary education opportunities for adolescent boys and girls aged between 10 and 20 years.Abdu-Gusau said a total of 441 Junior and Senior Secondary Schools and 38 Mass Education centers have been identified for a total renovation across the state under the project.She noted that the meeting was to educate stakeholders of education sector in the state on the aims and objectives of AGILE project.“

All stakeholders are very critical in the implementation of AGILE project, therefore they must be involved to ensure its sustainability.“We are focusing on sensitisation to all critical stakeholders, we want people of the state to know much about the AGILE.“We expect all the categories of participants to drive the project at their own capacity.“

We want them to take ownership in the implementation of the project in the state,’’ she explained.Abdu-Gusau commended Gov. Dauda Lawal and the state ministry of education for its continued support for the success of the project.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Council of Ulamas.Other participants included; representatives from Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), and Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), among others. (NAN)