Federal Government To Establish 111 Adult Literacy Centres In Jigawa

In a bid to promote adult literacy in the country, the federal government is set to establish 111 mass literacy centres in Jigawa State.

Executive secretary, Jigawa State Agency for Mass Education, Dr. Ya’u Harun Usman, disclosed this yesterday at the closing ceremony of a six-day training workshop for facilitators of basic literacy centres organised by the agency in collaboration with the National Commission for Mass Literacy and Adult Education (NMEC), MDG Office and UNESCO in Dutse.

He explained that the workshop was aimed at training the facilitators on how to manage and improve the performance of their centres to achieve the desire goals.

His words: “The workshop would assist our facilitators to manage the additional 111 basic literacy. We also hope that the federal government intervention would complement the effort of the state government on eradicating illiteracy in the state.”

Usman revealed that the state mass education board has trained over 180,000 adults on basic literacy in the past five years.

The board has also established and equipped 6,750 adult literacy centres across the state to provide mass coverage of the programme.

Usman noted that the state government was eager to promote education and basic literacy, and had spent over N1billion in financing the programme in five years. He added that the state had recorded unprecedented success on its mass literacy programme.

The executive secretary charged the participants to make the best use of what they have learnt on the scheme.

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