A professor from the Faculty of Education in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) Raymond Bako says banning the withdrawal of girls from school to be married off is one strategy to promote and sustain education across the north.

He made the suggestion Wednesday in a paper presentation on the topic 'Promoting Sustainable Educational Framework for Northern Nigeria' at the Northern Nigeria Educational Summit which held in Kaduna.

The Professor further stressed the need for intensive advocacy, sensitization and mobilization of religious and traditional leaders on the girl child education.

While he stated that education improves peoples' ability to shape their lives, strengthen their functioning in the society and contributing to their welfare directly; he advised the Northern states governments to focus attention on primary and secondary education instead of rushing to establish unsustainable University ventures for political reasons.

According to him, the 21st century is characterized by globalization and knowledge driven economies; adding that, it is those who create knowledge that produce wealth while those who consume it produce poverty. "Investment in qualitative education is crucial for strong democratic institutions, economic growth, poverty eradication and sustainable development.”

Similarly, Binta Abdulkarim of the Department of Science Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in her presentation on 'Encouraging and Sustaining Girl-Child Education in Northern Nigeria' urged northern states governors to pass laws that will imprison parents that refuse allowing their daughters to get basic education.

"Great development.
we as child advocate of the federal republic of Nigeria strongly support this new development.

The girl child need Education"

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