The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF has called on government at all levels to provide free education and special treatment for the girl-child in the country.
The UNICEF Education Officer, Katsina office, Saka Adebayo-Ibrahim made the call at a sensitisation workshop organised for one hundred youths in Kano.
According to Adebayo-Ibrahim, the girl-child needs special treatment not only in schools, but anywhere they found themselves.
He said if government provides most of the essential needs of female students, it would increase enrolment and retention of the girl-child in primary and secondary schools.
On the workshop, he said it was aimed at mobilising the youths to know their rights on government, especially in the area of providing them with free primary and secondary education and providing qualified teachers, especially in the rural areas.
He said the aim of the workshop was also to guide the youths on ways to approach political office holders on the need to fulfill their campaign promises.