The Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, State Ministry of Education, Kabir Lawal, today said this during the 2019 Mid-Year UNICEF Review Meeting for Kano and Katsina States that held in Kano.

He said the figure represented 39.8 per cent of the targeted girls’ enrolment as contained in the state Annual Schools Census for 2018/2019 and Enrolment Drive Validation.

Lawal also said that 456,017 pupils were enrolled into primary one ‘at right age’, representing 44.0 per cent, as against the set target of 62.8 per cent.

He said the programme targeted to provide 69,855 individual children with early learning materials through the UNICEF support programmes.