The Jigawa State Agency for Mass Education has reaffirmed its commitments to partner with Federal University Dutse to establish women literacy center in the University.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Abbas A. Abbas made the assertion while receiving officials of Center for Gender Studies, Federal University Dutse who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Dr. Abbas stated that the state government has spent over N308 million naira from 2015 to 2018 for the establishment of 858 adult literacy centres across the state. While the federal government had also established another adult center at Sankara and equipped it with vocational skills acquisition equipment for women trades, adding that to complement these efforts 129 more centres were established by non-governmental organizations in the state.
The Executive Secretary further stated that, the established centers have drastically improved the status of literacy among women, out of schools, widows and secondary school leavers where over 20,000 benefitted annually from the basic and post basic centres across the state.
He added that, the intention of Federal University Dutse to establish women literacy centre will complement government efforts towards eradicating illiteracy in the state.
He therefore assured the Center for Gender Studies of the Federal University Dutse that his agency will do everything possible to assist it achieve its laudable intention as the agency has all the necessary equipment and books to assist and guide any organization willing to establish literacy center for the benefit of adults and other interested individuals.
He hoped that other tertiary institutions in the state will emulate the giant stride of Federal University Dutse in eradicating illiteracy among adults in the state.
Dr. Abbas then presented some documents that will assist the Centre for Gender Studies establish adult women literacy center. Documents presented by the Executive Secretary included two copies each of Curriculum for Girl-Child\Women Education at Basic & Post Basic literacy level, Harmonized Curriculum for Integrated Qur’anic Education (IQE), Out of School Boys at Basic/Post basic literacy level.
Other documents presented to the Center also included One copy of A Basic for Adult & Non formal Education Practitioners, Training Manuals for Facilitators in Non formal Education and a Handbook for Monitoring Officers.
Earlier in her speech, the Director Center for Gender Studies, Federal University Dutse, Professor Amina A. Bashir told the Executive Secretary of the agency that they were in his office to introduce themselves and discuss possibilities of establishing women literacy center in their University with the support of the agency.
She expressed satisfaction with the warm reception accorded to them by the agency and promised to partner with them to eradicate illiteracy among adults in the state.