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Northern Education: UNICEF says over 58,000 teachers required to increase girl child education

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Northern Education: UNICEF says over 58,000 teachers required to increase girl child education

Funmi Lawrence

The United Nations Children and Education (UNICEF) says 58,121 female teachers are needed in order to close the gender parity gap in rural schools in Northern Nigeria.

UNICEF revealed the figure at a two-day dissemination workshop in Abuja  on Wednesday.

The workshop focused on Research Findings conducted by UNICEF on the “Effect of Female Teachers on Girls’ Enrolment and Retention in Northern Nigeria and Communication for Development (C4D) Assessment in Basic Education.

The findings of a research was conducted by UNICEF in 2018 in eight northern states aimed at improving the attendance of females in schools in the north.

The eight northern states used as focal study are Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara.

According to the research findings, female teachers have a substantial positive effect on girls’ educational outcomes.

Dr Noel Ihebuzor, a resource person who spoke on the ‘Effect of Female Teachers on Girls’ Enrolment and Retention in Northern Nigeria said to achieve gender parity in rural communities, the number of female teachers would have to increase in four-fold.

Ihebuzor said the Federal Government should employ more female teachers to improve access, retention and quality learning in schools.

“If the quality of education is improved, it becomes an attraction for parents to send their children to school.

” Boko Haram is not the main reason why parents do not send their wards to school in the North.

” Before Boko Haram, many families do not send their children to school. General security, poverty could also hinder parents from sending their wards to schools,” he said.

Speaking on research findings on, ‘Communication for Development (C4D)Assessment in Basic Education (CABE) in Nigeria,’ UNICEF C4D specialist, Mr Ogu Enemaku said the findings showed that the presence of female teachers in school was a determining factor whether parents will send their children to school or not.

Enemaku added that access, quality and accountability are essential for the development of any country’s  educational system.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a survey conducted by UNICEF showed that the number of out of school children had increased from 10.5 million to 13.2 million. (NAN)

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Mavlon FC arrives Europe on 21 days training tour

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The management of Mavlon FC have taken another giant stride in the development of her players by embarking on a training tour in Europe.

The team led by the chief coach, Muyiwa Showole, comprised of players and other officials, arrived Bulgaria on a training tour of 21 days that will see Mavlon FC play friendly games with some clubs in the Eastern European country.

In May, Mavlon FC were guests of Golden Eaglets at the FIFA goal project, Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja  when they engaged the National U 17 team of Nigeria in a friendly game, which witnessed sublime football artistries from both sides all through 90 minutes.

The team displayed strong football qualities despite losing 1-0 to the Eaglets.

24 hours later, Mavlon FC were too formidable for Tiki Taka academy, beating the team at their home ground in Abuja 1-0 in another friendly game played in Abuja Al geared into putting the team is great shape ahead of the training in Bulgaria, Europe.

It is also interesting to note that Mavlon FC has Stephen Emmanuel, one of the players of the victorious Golden Eaglets team that won the WAFU B U17 tournament last Friday, making the training tour of the team.

Below are the friendly games lined up for the team in Bulgaria

01.07. 2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Montana. 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria. 

02.07.2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Makedonija G.P.(NMacedonia). 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

03.07.2022.

Mavlon FC vs FC Levski-Krumovgrad. Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

10.07.2022.

Mavlon FC vs Levski-Karlovo. 

Game Time: 10:30am

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

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