Girl Child Education in Focus
Following the conference of African Traditional and Religious Leaders on keeping girls in school convened by The Sultan of Sokoto and the Kabaka of Buganda in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2019, The Emir of Argungu, His Highness, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera, has been leading a team of Traditional Leaders in Nigeria drawn from states where girls’ enrolment, retention and completion of secondary school is low. The Conference came up with a communique that set the stage and challenged African Traditional and Religious leaders to take the lead in ensuring all girls in Africa have an opportunity to complete secondary school education and learn life and livelihood skills. In the communique, the African traditional and religious leaders noted the following “After exhaustive deliberations and discussion, the conference resolved as follows:
Traditional and religious have since taken these responsibilities they set for themselves seriously especially in Nigeria and Ethiopia where they are leading the “Keeping Girls in School Movement” KGIS Newsletter will be sharing the stories and works of these leaders in their communities and what they are doing, supported by KGIS Women and Youth Community Networks to support Girls Education.