‘High Illiteracy level, extreme poverty root causes of ethno-religious communal clashes’


Governor Mohammed of Bauchi State

High Illiteracy level and extreme poverty have been identified as root causes of ethno-religious and communal clashes that engulfed Tafawa Balewa local government area in Bauchi State with a call on stakeholders and community leaders to embrace literacy classes introduced by the state government in collaboration with UNESCO to end ugly trend.

Chairman of Tafawa Balewa local government council, Mr Daniel Danjuma Mazadu, represented by Garba samaila, expressed setting a machinery in motion to educate people who can not read and write to key in to the five numeracy and basic literacy classes established in the council.

Mazadu, expressed delight for government’s educational Policy considering it’s impact on the lives of the targeted communities , pointing out that the Local Government is ever ready to work assidously for the Development of education at the grass root.

Also speaking the Acting Executive Secretary of Bauchi state Agency for Mass education, Aliyu Gambo stated that, state government’s vision to transform education will not be realized without support of all and Sundry.

According to him, Tsangaya teachers in council have embraced the program by enrolling Almajiri’s in the area in to Integrated Qur’anic program, to acquire numeracy and basic literacy in their various schools .

A member of the governing board, Adamu Itas, called on rural facilitators toi liase with councilors to ensure effective enrollment of pupils to the scheme, considering the role in moulding of charecters as well as to make the good use of the learning devices.

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