Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, the commissioner for education in Niger, says the state remains committed to providing quality and all inclusive education for its citizens.
The commissioner stated this in a statement signed by Jibrin Usman Kodo, spokesperson for the state ministry of education, to mark this year’s International Day of Educatuon.
Hannatu said Niger government has placed high premium on provision of quality education and the encouragement of girl child education for gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty for increased schools enrollment, as well as to give out-of school children opportunity to have formal education in the state.
The commissioner added that Niger state has been quite consistent in implementing the UBE programme with the objective to achieve unhindered universal access, participation, and completion of basic education by all school age and adolescent boys and girls.
Hannatu called on relevant stakeholders to support efforts by the state ministry of education to promote inclusive learning.
“The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24th January as International Day of Education and the theme for the 2023 International day is ‘to invest in people, prioritize education,” the statement reads.
“This year’s celebration is expected to call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education and chart the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action.
“She therefore use the medium to call on lovers of education to support in promoting the use of the Nigeria Learning Passport and other innovative approaches that the Ministry will be rolling out to ensure that every Nigerlite has access to basic and quality learning irrespective of location, gender and family background.”