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Bauchi First Lady Seeks Return Of Drop-out Women To School

Posted: Jan 8, 2016 at 9:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Bauchi

Wife of the Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, has expressed her determination to re-integrate women who could not complete formal education due to poverty back to school.

The Governor’s wife who is the founder of a Non Governmental Organisation, Bauchi Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative stated this in an interview with Journalists in Bauchi on Thursday.

She said “There is a lot to be done in the area of girl child education in the North and Bauchi inclusive but my NGO has its special focus in this regard and the focus is education of girls and women who have dropped out of school.

“This group of young women will be re-integrated back to school, we shall take them back to the formal system of education, this is by way of offering them a second chance because they had no opportunity of being in school because of  a lot poverty, failed marriages among others.

“There is a growing number of women who have gone to school but could not finish so we want to ensure the future of these women in this regard by re-integrating them back into formal school system.

On how to improve on the married women secondary school which has been neglected , Hajia Abubakar said” I am aware of those schools but I i don’t  their performance but we are  going to collaborate with government and various stakeholders to ensure that we achieve this objectives of enrolling women in schools beavuse  when you educate a woman, you educate a nation.

“When we talk about this re-integration, we are talking of those we have as second chance at education and this kind of schools falls under this category, we are going to look at them and see how will can make them functional and see how we can also improve on what is already on ground,” she said.