Kano - The City Women Centre for Mass Literacy in Kano has enrolled 85 women for its mass literacy programme within the last three months.
The Principal of the centre, Hajiya Halima Ahmed, in an interview in Kano on Wednesday, said the women were selected from eight local government areas within Kano metropolis.
She said the centre, established by the state government, was aimed at giving women who had not attended formal schools, the opportunity to be literate.
"The centre was established to eradicate illiteracy among women who have not attended formal schools in the state.
"The centre was established in 1980 during the administration of President Shehu Shagari, to cater for married women, divorcees and widows among others," she said.
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According to her, the participants also attend vocational classes where they learn different skills such as knitting, soap and pomade making.
"The centre in the municipal is the biggest and best in the country so far, we are also planning to introduce extra-curriculum activities this year,'' she said.
Ahmed disclosed that the centre had graduated more than 951 women between 2013 and 2014, pointing out that some of the students who sat for WAEC and NECO obtained good results.
She disclosed that the state government planned to construct additional classes this year to decongest existing classrooms.