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Nigerian Govt urged to make laws against early marriage



Stakeholders within the training sector have known as on state governments to make legal guidelines to stop little one marriage and make it obligatory for folks to enroll their youngsters at school.

They made the decision at a Public Coverage Dialogue on challenges of training in Nigeria with the theme: Training and Modern Emergencies: A sustainable strategy organised by the Jigawa Human Capital Growth Initiative (JG-HCD) supported by Partnership to have interaction, reform and be taught (PERL), held at Manpower Growth Institute, Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

They acknowledged that training in Nigeria, particularly the northern a part of the nation, suffers neglect from each the mother and father, authorities and society typically attributable to some cultural beliefs and lack of political will.

Through the dialogue, among the key challenges affecting the ladies’ training have been recognized to incorporate poverty, illiteracy, insecurity and marginalization of ladies in authorities actions.

They nevertheless urged the federal government to critically look into the issues and supply workable options that may assist in addressing the issues.


“Provision of regulation that may implement mother and father to enroll their lady youngsters into faculties and stopped them marrying off their daughters at a young age would solely be an answer the rising numbers of out of college youngsters particularly ladies little one in Nigeria,” they mentioned.

Everlasting Secretary, Jigawa State Ministry of Training Science and Expertise represented by Director, Faculties, Abdullahi Dangwanki mentioned growing training is a duty of all to realize the set aims.

He additionally urged growth companions, mother and father and rich people to help the federal government’s efforts in addressing the menace of out-of-school youngsters particularly ladies within the nation.

PERL Workforce chief Kano/Jigawa workplace Isah Surajo mentioned the dialogue is geared toward discussing with related stakeholders the consequences of the up to date emergencies on the tutorial system in the direction of guaranteeing a protected and protecting studying surroundings that will enhance entry, attendance, scale back truancy, improve retention and completions.

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