The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Bauchi State government to empower 50,000 girls and women.
Governor of Bauchi State, Muhammed Abubakar said the MoU would create opportunity for those who had been denied the right to education during their childhood.
“Education opens all doors, health care delivery improves, when you have education, other social ills are attacked and settled,” the Governor said.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the courtesy call of the UNESCO to the Bauchi State Government and is the second phase of the UNESCO-P&G Always Project.
According to the Director of the Multi-Sectorial Regional office, Abuja, Mr. Yao Ydo, the project aims to empower 50,000 women and girls beneficiaries.
’’The School Meet the Learners Approach project, Empowerment of Girls and Women in Literacy and Skills Development through the Use of ICTs will improve the performance of the low performing Junior Secondary School (JSS 2) girls, who have difficulties in some specific subjects in school, as well as empower women on literacy and skills development through the use of ICTs.
“The signing of the MoU opens another window of opportunity in Bauchi State, prepares us to move together to empower 50,000 girls and women in the next two years of the project,” the UNESCO Director stated.