The Kano State government has announced the disbursement of over N100 million school improvement grants from the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF to not fewer than 720 primary and Integrated Qur’anic and Islammiyya Schools in the state.
The Director Planning Research and Statistics, Kano State Qur’anic and Islammiyya School Management Board, QISMB, Muhammed Ibn Alhassan made this disclosure during the end of the year 2020 review meeting organized by UNICEF.
Alhassan said the grants (N250,000 each) were disbursed to 300 primary schools and 420 Integrated Qur’anic Islammiyya Schools in the state.
The Director explained that the grants were meant for the improvement of the schools to ensure increase enrolment and assessment for the girl or female children.
“With the grants, we were able to sew uniforms for most of our girls that are vulnerable and few other boys who are also vulnerable.
“There were also repairs of water points for the girls, toilets for the girls, at least these are some of the improvements,” Alhassan stated.
On his part, the UNICEF field officer, Kano office, Maulid Warfa, was hopeful that the fund will be put to work in the coming year.
He also promised to restrategize and redouble its commitment and efforts in the education sector.
Recall that the Kano State Government, and the United Nations Children Fund, had earlier in November 2020, donate cash and food items to 1000 Islamic teachers drawn from 1000 Almajiri schools across the state, as part of efforts to ensure that kano record zero out-of-school children.