Advocacy Visits to Stakeholders in Education Sector in Adamawa State.
Today, the C-CAGE project team met with the deputy speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly – Rt. Hon. P. M Mackondo. The team appreciated him for his support on the project so far and alerted him that despite the declaration of free education upto the secondary level in the state, there are hidden fees in forms of PTA levies that are depriving underprivileged children (especially girls) from accessing basic education in line with the UBE Act 2004. The deputy speaker expressed displeasure at this development and promised to meet with the speaker and chairman of house committee on education on or before Monday June 21, 2021 on the best way to address the issue. He promised to relay the feedback of the meeting to us by close of business on Monday.