Sokoto State Government says it has earmarked over N5.4bn to feed no fewer than one million students in its primary and secondary schools in 2017.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Mainasara Ahmed, on Thursday said, “These pupils and students are currently studying in both boarding and non-boarding schools across the 23 local government areas in the state.
“This money also includes the homegrown school feeding programme to be jointly undertaken by both the federal and state governments.
“The gesture is aimed at shoring up students’ enrolment, retention, and completion, especially girl child education.”
He spoke at a three-day workshop organized by a USAID-assisted Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) Project being implemented in Sokoto and Bauchi States.
Ahmed disclosed that the state government had established the female education, secondary education, and examinations boards to improve the standard of education in the state.