by Aisha Abdulrazaq
Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan has revealed that the Federal Government will create special schools for women who abandoned their education in order to get married.
The minister made the announcement to journalists on Thursday in Katsina. Alhassan said, “All women that married at early age will have the opportunity to continue with their education from their husbands houses”
According to the Minister, “The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems
emanating from the establishment of these schools. The first category is for those who started their schooling but due to one reason or the other dropped out. The other category is for the Adult Literacy classes that will be established in all local governments to assist women attain certain literacy level”.
She goes farther to say:
“In the Adult literacy schools, the women will also be empowered with skills training during their lessons. The women will be trained how to make soap, local soft drink, candle, pomade, cake, local hair dressing, tailoring and other small businesses.”
The minister also sued for the support of religious and traditional leaders in the ongoing attempts to improve the admission of the girl-child into learning institutions throughout the country.
Mrs. Alhassan also stressed that educating the girl-child was very essential and urged leaders to encourage parents to enroll them in schools.