As the apparent lack of enough Sokoto indigenes at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Tambuwal, sokoto state, the state government has sponsored 115 girls to begin academic pursuits in the institution.
The admission of the 115 girls was be secured under the auspices of the newly-created Agency for Female Education.
Reports indicate that the number of Sokoto indigenes in the school is less than 30, a situation that make the government to take drastic action to fill the gap.
Speaking to reporters in the state capital Sokoto , Dr. Amamatu Yusuf, The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Girl Child Education, said government acted when it was brought to attention that there were few Sokoto indigenes in the school.
“The Agency for Female Education liaised with the Ministry for Local Government to source for students from the 23 local government areas of the state. We organized an entrance examination for them and the best among them were offered admission.
“To Relief the burden on parents, Governor Aminu Tambuwal gave approval that all necessary materials needed for just admitted fresh students in the College should be provided. We therefore distributed mattresses, school bags, sandals, mosquito nets, blankets, schools wears among others free of charge to support them,” she added.
The Dr Amamatu noted that all the girls were admitted into JSS 1 and 2 and SSS 1 and 2.
“We will continue to monitor the academic progress of the girls. Even though this admission circle is over, in future, we will also ensure that anywhere there is deficit in the number of our girls in any College in the country, we will fill it up without hesitation,” she added.
Governor Tambuwal recently created the Agency for Female Education promote and coordinate all issues related to female education from basic to tertiary levels in the state.