Abuja - The Katsina State has trained more than 1 400 widows and school dropout girls in different handcrafts within the last four years.
Executive Director of the State Agency for Mass Education, Mdan Ahmed Doki, disclosed the figures.
He said the beneficiaries were trained at nine vocational centres located in Batsari, Maiadua and Bakori areas.
Doki added that the training was aimed at minimizing suffering of widows and school dropout girls in search of livelihoods.
He said each year, government trained 360 windows and schools drop out girls in pomade and bag making, tide and die, food and nutrition, sewing and knitting among others.
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He explained that government also provides kits to beneficiaries to assist them to set up small scale business.
According to him, the government had also resolved to expend the training programme to include more widows.
He said fund have been appropriated in 2015 budget for opening of three vocational centres to be located at Ingawa, Kankara and Kurfi Local Government areas.
He added plans were underway to introduce training programme for students of adult literacy programme in the state to make them self reliant after graduating.
- CAJ News
- CAJ News