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Katsina: 75 percent drop out after primary school in Kankara LG – Report



Seventy-five p.c of kids within the Kankara Native Authorities Space of Katsina State don’t proceed with their schooling after finishing major college.

The Secretary, Katsina State Common Primary Training Board, Alhaji Isa Muhammad, quoted the report of a survey carried out by UNICEF, on the launch of the back-to-school and dissemination of behavioural marketing campaign in Kankara on Wednesday.

The programme was being applied in collaboration with UNICEF and the Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace (FCDO) of the UK after it was launched in Katsina on Tuesday.

In keeping with the Secretary, the information had revealed that solely 82 p.c of kids aged between six and 11 attend major college, explaining that 28 p.c had been out of major college, including that 25 p.c of the youngsters between the ages of 12 to 14, had been these in secondary faculties, and 75 p.c are out-of-school.

He mentioned, “Thus, this signifies that almost all of the youngsters that attend major college don’t transit to Junior Secondary Faculty (JSS), as they drop-out on the major degree.”

The Secretary famous that Katsina State is among the recognized states within the northern elements of the nation with a major variety of out-of-school kids, saying that kids throughout the 6-14 age bracket have a better share.

He noticed that the figures are alarming, with Kankara among the many main native authorities areas within the state, including that entry to secondary Faculties is difficult.


He defined that in Kankara, which has an space of 1,462 sq. km in measurement, some college students trek greater than 5 km from their communities to the closest secondary college.

He expressed delight that the state authorities and different improvement companions had achieved rather a lot when it comes to guaranteeing that school-age kids had been at school, retained, full, in addition to transit to a better degree of schooling sooner or later.

Alhaji Isa Muhammad said that transition is among the challenges that had contributed to the out-of-school-children within the native authorities space, saying that as pupils full the cycle, they had been unable to transit to greater ranges.

He famous that it’s alarming and desires fast consideration or a state of emergency on schooling in Kankara, in order to propel avenues and actions, in addition to implementing them to beat the problem.

Alhaji Nura Labaran, the Head of Administration, Kankara Native Authorities Council defined that the excessive variety of out-of-school-children within the space was 95 p.c brought on by insecurity.

He noticed that three p.c of the trigger could possibly be attributed to insufficient studying constructions and supplies, whereas the remaining two p.c had been as a consequence of human lapses.

Alhaji Nura Labaran counseled the event companions, assuring the native authorities administration’s assist for the success of the train.

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