Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana umara has addressed multinational groups in New York, United States of America, towards increasing focus on the education of girls in Nigeria and around the world.
The Governor traveled to the US as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) held at the UN headquarters in New York City.
Governor Zulum made a presentation titled, ‘Investing in Girls’ Education in Nigeria, with a focus on Borno State.
The Governor said the programmes are vehicles for increasing the enrollment of the girl-child into schools.
The Governor said the state’s educational system was worsened by over 12 years of the Boko Haram insurgency which was now on decline.
He noted the Chibok abduction and forced marriage of some of the students as a reference point.
On the way forward, the Governor said Borno has established an Education Trust Fund to augment funding, recruited over 1,000 Teachers, built 21 mega schools and rehabilitated dozens of existing schools and also provided mobile laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology in secondary schools.