Media Practitioners brainstorm on obstacles to girl education in Kaduna

Over 30 media practitioners in Kaduna State are brainstorming on girl education and obstacles with aim to finding means to filling the gaps and removing the obstacles. 
Speaking at the event holding in Zaria, Co-Chair of Open Government Partnership, Hadiza Umar said the media are part and parcel of partnership, engage, reform and learn, to have a seamless relationship with, take advantage of to identify, disseminate challenges on girl education. 
The Chief Executive of Kaduna Open Radio and Jalad Media, Joshua James said the Open Government Development Partnership OGDP has led to holding the government accountable on education and health, hence, the media must not rest on its oars in projecting citizens voice that should lead to policy formations, budgetary allocation and implementation, and service delivery. 
PERL resource person, Istifanus Akau said the United Kingdom’s FCDO is determined to ensure 20 million girls are in school and 20 million should  be able to read and write by age 10, and all boys and girls finish Primary school by 2030.
2020 Nigeria Bureau of Statistics NBS report revealed Nigeria has 10.2 million out of school children. The North West has the highest population with Kano, Katsina and Kaduna placing first, second and third with about 988, 234, 58, 800 and 524, 670 respectively. 
Pundits are of the opinion that these figures must have increased, especially with COVID-19 and insecurity among others.

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