By Citizens platform
The Jigawa state government has disclosed that the sum of N1 billion has been spent in training up to 18,000 adults on basic literacy and provision of learning facilities across the state.
These are part of efforts to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) standard on the universal education.
The Executive Secretary of Jigawa State Agency for Mass Education, Dr. Ya’u Haruna Usman said this at the opening ceremony of six day training workshop for facilitators of basic literacy centers organized by the agency in collaboration with the National Commission for Mass Literacy and Adult Education (NMEC), MDGs and UNESCO in Dutse.
Dr. Usman also stated that in the last five years, the agency besides training adults on basic literacy, has constructed about 6,750 adult literacy centers across the state.
According to him, the six day workshop was aimed to further equipping facilitators of adult literacy centers across the state with skills in readiness for the additional 111 adult centres the Federal government planned to build in the state.
The Executive Secretary also reiterated Governor’s Lamido’s commitment to eradicating illiteracy at all levels in the state.
Source: Citizens Platform
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