Federal Government To Build Special Schools For Married Women

The Federal Government will establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married.

According to the Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan, all women that married at an early age will have the opportunity to continue their education from their husbands’ houses.

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She said the special schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems emanating from the establishment of the schools. The first category will be for those who started their schooling but due to one reason or the other dropped out.

While the other category is for the Adult Literacy classes that will be established in all local governments to assist women to attain certain literacy level.

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 hairdressing, tailoring and other small businesses.” the minister told newsmen on Thursday in Katsina.

Alhassan appealed to religious and traditional leaders to continue supporting ongoing efforts to boost the enrollment of the girl-child into schools nationwide.

special schools for women Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan
Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan

She said that the education of female children was very important as such the leaders should encourage parents to send them to school.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerian teachers that the National Assembly will increase their retirement age from 60 to 65 years to retain more experienced teachers in public schools.

The speaker disclosed this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) who paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Abuja.

“We have done it for the Tertiary institutions and the Judiciary, so nothing should stop us from taking the bull by the horns. “They say that wine gets better with age.

“They say that wine gets better with age. It was the same consideration that motivated us to raise that of university lecturers, raised that of judges. So this is something we can pursue.

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“Thankfully, it doesn’t require constitutional amendment, it is something we can achieve by amending the existing law.

“That is the responsibility of the parliament and we assure you that we will do something about that so that the benefit that comes with experience and wisdom will not be lost,” he said

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