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FOMWAN establishes 147 schools in 36 states

The Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has set up 147 basic and post basic schools in 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Chairperson, Education Committee, FOMWAN, Dr Lateefa Durosinmi said this on Thursday in Bauchi at the inauguration of the 2023 Annual Education Summit organised by the Association.

The theme of the summit is, “Empowering the Umma with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Knowledge”.

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She said the summit was deliberate attempt towards sensitising and mobilizing Muslim community to prioritise education.

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She said the  importance of education in socio, economic, political, scientific and technological advancement of the society could be over emphasised.

According to her, education remains a tool for poverty eradication and human development, adding that FOMWAN had been engaged in developing and providing access to education.

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“With 147 nursery; primary and secondary schools, 2,500 Qur’anic centers, 60 adult literacy classes, skill acquisition centers, vocational and ICT centers to provide education for development.

“The association is concerned about the increase of out-of-school children, we believe that there should be sustainable strategies plan to reduce the figure,”she said.

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She also advocated for introduction of functional literacy and numeracy activities in non formal Qur’anic schools.

Also, Dr Sumaye Hamza, the Deputy National Chairperson of the association, said that effective  implementation of the ICT was critical to youth empowerment.

“ICT provides over 2.5 million jobs in 10 years and contributes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Nigeria”.

She, therefore, called for strategic censorship to curb negative application of the ICT in the society. (NAN)

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