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PLANE: Kano inaugurates state steering committee

PLANE: Kano inaugurates state steering committee

Kano State Government has on Thursday inaugurated State Steering Committee for the implementation of Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) programme.

KANO FOCUS reports that the committee was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso at Gidan Murtala.

Speaking shortly after inaugurating the committee, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso said members of the committee were selected from different ministries, parastatals, educational institutions and Kano emirate.

According to her, the state steering committee is the highest decision making platform for all technical matters related to the implementation of PLANE programme in the state.

PLANE: Kano inaugurates state steering committee

She said members of the committee would also receive report from Technical Working Group (TWG) on monitoring the overall implementation of crucial education interventions in the state and what PLANE has achieved in its set out deliverables.

Other mandates of the committee, according to her, include review and approving the identified key priorities for education in the state; approving the TWG developed PLANE annual work plans; validating the developed PLANE work plan in collaboration with wider stakeholders and conducting review meetings to track progress (quarterly and biannually) and agreeing on crucial next steps.

Hajiya Diso explained that the committee is also expected to ensure sustainability of the programme progressively.

In her remarks, a member of the committee, who is also the Special Adviser to the Governor on Non-Governmental Organisations, Hajiya ‘Yardada Maikano Bichi assured to justify the confidence reposed on them.

PLANE is an over £170 million pounds programme which would run for eight years beginning from September 2021.

The programme is a follow up to UK government’s commitment to global goals on education to improve access by bringing 40 million girls back to school and enhancing quality through making 20 million more to learn to read in primary and secondary schools in low and lower middle income countries by 2026.


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