Chris Steven, Abuja
The Federal Government has said it would establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married.
Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, who made this known in Katsina on Thursday, said “all women that married at early age will have the opportunity to continue with their education from their husbands houses.
“The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems emanating from the establishment of the 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 added.
According to her, the women will also be empowered with skills training during their lessons in the Adult literacy schools.
“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 said.
Alhassan appealed to religious and traditional leaders to continue supporting ongoing efforts to boost the enrolment of the girl-child into schools nationwide.
She said that the education of female children was very important as such the leaders should encourage parents to send them to school.