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AGILE project: FG enrolls 3m girls

By Saheed Ibrahim

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About three million girls have been enrolled in secondary schools across the country through the Adolescent Girls Initiative For Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) programme, the federal government has revealed.

AGILE is a federal government initiative in partnership with the World Bank targeted at increasing enrollment and retention among girls and improving the secondary education of girls in the focal states.

The Agile National Project Coordinator, Mrs Amina Haruna, said,” Three million children have been enrolled in the project, we have renovated over 5,000 classrooms, and we are now going on constructions of classrooms.

“We also have the financial incentives where it will allow retention of girls in school as well as financial incentives for beneficiaries and caregivers,” she said.

Haruna added that 11 other states would join the seven participating states in June to give more girls access to education.

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