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Jigawa expands successful adult literacy programme

11 September 2013, 14:36Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Jigawa State, which revealed plans by the Federal Government to establish Mass Literacy and Adult Education Centres in the region, said it had spent N1 billion (US$6 million) in such initiatives.

About 180 000 adults had been trained on basic literacy in the last four years.

The State Government has constructed about 6 750 Adult Literacy Centres to eradicate illiteracy at all levels in Jigawa State during the period.

Officials disclosed the figures at a training workshop for facilitators of basic literacy centres in Dutse.

Jigawa State Executive Secretary of Agency for Mass Education, Dr Ya’u Usman, said the Federal Government planned to establish over 100 Mass Literacy and Adult Education Centres across all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

The workshop in Dutse was aimed at equipping facilitators of adult literacy centres across the state with skills in readiness for the Adult Centres.

The Jigawa State Agency for Mass Education, in collaboration with the National Commission for Mass Literacy and Adult Education and the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation organised the workshop.

The Chairman, Board of Directors of the Agency, Professor Sa’eed Babura, commended the efforts of the State Government, UNESCO and partners for their various efforts on mass literacy in Jigawa State.

- CAJ News



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