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Published On: Sun, Dec 14th, 2014

Bauchi: Women schools require N10 million lifeline

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By Ahmed Kaigama,Bauchi

The Bauchi state Married Women Secondary School, Jahun, in Bauchi Local Government Area have required N10 million lifelines to equip the schools.

Mrs Rahila Munza, Principal of the schools made this known Friday in  Bauchi when a team of Journalists visited the school.

Munza said that the fund would be expended on renovation and purchase of chairs and benches as well as working capital for the purchase instructural materials for the students undergoing Home Economic Studies.

She said that the school established in 1987, currently have 71 students who were undergoing various trades and literacy classes while five instructors were manning the schools.

“We also have over 25 Students from the College of Education Azare who on attachment while we have Nursery one and two, Primary one to six as well as married women who are in SSS one to three.

“We teach Basic Literacy, Post Literacy and it was designated to

married women only, to enable them studies skills to make themselves reliance but we later created nursery for their children and now Primary school.

“In spite of lack of conducive classrooms, the school lack equipment such as knitting and sewing machines while students learning such trades were forced to used cement papers and other improvised materials,” Munza stated.

She said that “the State Government deploys teachers and instructors

as well as pay our salaries and we thank it for that, but the school was without subvention or running cost to enable us purchases some instructural materials.

“You can see us sitting on the ground and we are forced to share classrooms due lack of classrooms while Children of these women were nrolled into nursery school, the graduates of the nursery school were enrolled into primary school initiated for these married women and some are now in SSS one.

“The learn how to make Soup ingredients, spices, shampoo, pomade, Kazak, detol, moringa seeds, leaves and oil, pauses, Handbags, handset covers, necklaces, earrings, bating soap, knitting, sewing and other trades.

“The centre offers free training to Gild-child and the women paid a token as school fees while the training is a two years course, Munza added.

The principal said many have graduated from the school and some have established their business enterprises while others were manufacturing such products which were being sold to the members of the public.

She called on husbands whose wives are whiling away times at home to send them to this centre to enable them learn trades that would improve their income.

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