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Girl Child Education: Bauchi introduces girls-only schools

The Bauchi State Government has announced the introduction of girls-only schools at the senior secondary level across the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, said the introduction of girls-only schools was meant to promote girl child education in the state.

During a visit to the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Suleman-Adamu, Mr Tilde said parents are marrying off their daughters after the junior secondary school level because they were not comfortable with the mixed-sex cohabitation in classes at the senior secondary level.

The women folk constitute almost 49 percent of Nigeria’s population. Educating them experts say, will go a long way in bridging the economic divide between the sexes.