Borno parents to receive allowance for sending children to school
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).