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Kano mass literacy targets 12 million illiterates

The Executive Secretary of the State Agency for Mass Education, Professor Fatima Umar, disclosed this in an interactive session with newsmen in Kano.
According to her, the programme, started in 2012, is a deliberate attempt to address the problem of illiteracy among people in the state, adding that so far the agency has trained 16,148 as trainers last year.
She stated that additional 16,148 trainers have been trained this year, noting that 444 supervisors were trained with a target of 403,700 to be given literacy capacity annually.
“The Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has endorsed Kano State to be the nerve centre of revitalizing mass education for the Northern part of Nigeria after assessing the numerous contributions given by the state towards the development of mass literacy campaign and programmes,” she said.
She also revealed those 8,074 literacy centrers were established across the 44 local governments of the state in 2013 and that the same numbers of centers were established in 2014.

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