Sokoto State government has launched what is regarded as Nigeria’s most ambitious enrolment of children into the state public primary schools.
Under the programme, an estimated 1.4 million children will be enrolled into primary one within the next one year.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal flagged off the campaign on Tuesday at Riji Village in the Rabah local government area.
Tambuwal said the state government will empower the relevant stakeholders, including traditional rulers, religious leaders, parents and guardians to achieve the target.
“This will be achieved through empowerment of SBMCs, Mothers’ Associations, religious and traditional leaders and other stakeholders to conduct campaign in their communities.
“They will, in addition, regularly track and monitor attendance of enrolled children in their respective schools an communities as part of their oversight responsibilities”, he added.
Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, Doctor Jabbi Kilgore, said the 4,000 quranic schools are being targeted in the enrolment.