UNESCO, NUBEC To Establish Literacy Centres In Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar
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From Joy Abel, Bauchi
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with the National Universal Basic Education Commission (NUBEC) are to establish community literacy centre in Bauchi State to promote adult education in the state and the North-East at large.
Briefing reporters on the proposed plans, the state Executive Secretary of Agency for Mass Education, Hauwa Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, said the proposed literacy and vocational projects will soon commence in earnest and will be cited in Darazo Local Government.
She said: “An oversight visit to the state by a delegation from the Federal Government and UNESCO will be conducted next week to ascertain the state preparedness on the projects.
“The centres in Darazo Local Government are to serve the North-East states which will enable adult women and the girl-child to acquire skills and training. When completed, the centres will enrol the Almajiri pupils and youths in order to promote non-formal education in the region.”
The executive secretary expressed optimism that the state government will accord the necessary support towards the realization of the set objectives in the state.
She called on the public to key into the programme to enable them benefit from the gesture, adding that a piece of land for the project had already been allocated to the agency by Darazo local government.

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