Borno par­ents to re­ceive al­lowance for send­ing chil­dren to school

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Uth­man Abubakar, Maiduguri

Par­ents in Boko Haramdev­as­tated Borno State may soon re­ceive al­lowances for send­ing their chil­dren to school.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Ed­u­ca­tion, Musa Inuwa Kubo, told a news con­fer­ence in Maiduguri Wed­nes­day that the state govern­ment had al­ready fash­ioned out a pro­gramme called Con­di­tional Cash Trans­fer to Par­ents to fa­cil­i­tate this ges­ture.

The com­mis­sioner said the ar­range­ment, the im­ple­men­ta­tion of which would com­mence with achieve­ment of more se­cu­rity be­fore the end of this year, was to re­build the con­fi­dence of par­ents, es­pe­cially in the more in­sur­gen­cyrav­aged North­ern Borno, on western ed­u­ca­tion.

He said the al­lowances would be fixed ac­cord­ing to the pre­vail­ing re­al­i­ties of the state when the suf­fi­cient peace and se­cu­rity had been achieved.

“The par­ent of a girl-child will re­ceive a higher al­lowance than his coun­ter­part hav­ing a boy-child; and this is de­lib­er­ately in­tended to bol­ster girl-child ed­u­ca­tion,” Musa Kubo an­nounced, say­ing the state had been se­verely hit by the dou­ble tragedies of first, back­ward­ness in western ed­u­ca­tion or­ches­trated by parental ap­a­thy to it, and sec­ond, the calamity of Boko Haram (which says Western ed­u­ca­tion is un­law­ful).

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