Kaduna Gov. Signs Declaration Getting Girls Back To School

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Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has signed the public declaration on Building Back Equal: Getting Girls Back to School.

The governor shared the cheery news on the official Twitter handle of the state government, @GovKaduna on Wednesday afternoon.

@GovKaduna wrote: “@elrufai has signed the public declaration on Building Back Equal: Getting Girls back to School, drafted by the MALALA Fund.”

The guide, developed by the Malala Fund, Plan International, UNESCO, UNGEI and UNICEF, aims to help policymakers and practitioners in ministries of education and their partners address the gender dimensions of the pandemic-related school closures.

It provides targeted recommendations to ensure continuity of learning while schools are closed, and to establish comprehensive, timely and evidence-based plans for reopening schools in a way that is safe, gender-responsive and child-friendly.

Information obtained from the UNICEF website: www.unicef.org said that the the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest disruption to education in history.

At the peak of the pandemic in April 2020, the nationwide closures impacted more than 1.5 billion students, or over 90 per cent of the world’s student population, from pre-primary to higher education in 200 countries.

This unprecedented disruption to education has the potential to roll back substantial gains made on girls’ education in recent decades, with broader immediate and longer-term effects on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, including those related to poverty reduction, health and well-being, inclusive quality education and gender equality.

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