In an apparent role play, no fewer than 30 school girls in Katsina state took over as lawmakers in the state’s assembly, on Monday, to call on the state government to provide 35 per cent appointments for women in the state’s education sector.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plenary was part of activities to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) in Katsina.
At the Assembly, one of the young girls who sponsored the bill, Hajara Abdu, representing Mashi constituency, said that the move, if approved, was aimed at addressing issues affecting the girl-child in schools across the state.
She said that if women were given more appointments in the education sector, it would boost the enrollment of the girl child in schools.
According to her, this would encourage girl children to stay, complete and transit to senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions in the state.
The 30 schoolgirls were earlier trained by UNICEF, in collaboration with the state government, on digital literacy and leadership.