Sunday, August 14, 2022

Jigawa launches study centre for PWDs

“The gesture is part of the state government commitment on inclusive provision of education to all categories of people, including people with disabilities.”

• August 3, 2022
Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)

The Jigawa State Agency for Mass Education has opened a study centre for people with disabilities under its Literacy-by-Radio Programme.

The agency’s executive secretary, Abbas Abubakar, announced this in Dutse on Tuesday.

Mr Abbas said the centre was opened in Aujara village in Jahun local government area and already, 25 PWDs had registered.

The programme was introduced by the government in 2021 for adult learners in order to boost the state’s literacy level.

He said the agency, however, decided to include persons with disabilities, vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

Mr Abbas said each of the new learners, comprising 20 men and five woman were given a solar-powered radio to participate in the programme.

The executive secretary added that though the PWDs centre was a pilot scheme, more centres would be open for such category of people across the state.

“The gesture is part of the state government commitment on inclusive provision of education to all categories of people, including people with disabilities, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the state,” he stated. “The programme is aimed at eradicating illiteracy in the state, particularly among adults in rural areas.”

Mr Abbas also mentioned that the programme was aired in Radio Jigawa.

The programme was introduced to complement the efforts of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education (NMEC) in boosting mass literacy in Jigawa.

In 2021, the NMEC supported the agency by donating 307 radios and other instructional materials as part of efforts to boost mass literacy in Jigawa.

The instructional materials included 307 memory cards, 52 compact disks (CDs) master, 307 2A, 2B and 2D exercise books each, 307 pencils, 307 sharpeners, 300 Forms C, 290 literacy by radio learners primers, and six registers.

The radios were distributed to 300 learners and seven facilitators at six literacy centres in Dutse, Birnin Kudu, Kaugama, Kafinhausa, Taura and Gumel local government areas.

The benefiting centres are Limawa in Dutse, Kangire in Birninkudu, Yalo in Kaugama, Jabo in Kafinhausa, Majiya in Taura and Garin Gambo in Gumel.

”The advantage of the programme is that one radio teacher can reach more adult learners at once. These adult learners don’t have to go anywhere, they can learn in their locality,” he said.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

President Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Peter Obi, Umaru Yar'Adua and Olusegun Obasanjo


Buhari, Jonathan, Yar’Adua, Obasanjo wasted $500 million, impoverished Nigerians: Peter Obi

“If Nigeria had spent five per cent of the money borrowed so far on entrepreneurs and power generation, the country would compete with advanced countries,” reasoned Mr Obi.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan

Heading 1

Nigerian political leaders practise ‘bread and butter’ politics: Jonathan

“We must shift away from the politics of bread and butter and ensure that we do not elect leaders that will buy our conscience today and mortgage the future of our children.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo


The secret diary of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

If Buhari had supported me, I would have been the presidential candidate of the APC.

Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri


Gov. Diri warns cultural terrorism threatening Ijaws’ language, identity

“We are suffering from what is called environmental terrorism, mainly caused by the oil companies. But there is another terrorism that is threatening us is cultural terrorism.”

NCDC DG, Ifedayo Adetifa and NCDC


NCDC inaugurates biological lab to fight emerging diseases

“It will inform public health decision-making and facilitate the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines,” said the NCDC director-general.

OPC and Fulani herdsmen

Heading 2

Cow caused OPC, Fulani herdsmen clash in Kwara, four dead: Police

A cow led by a Fulani herder broke the side mirror of OPC’s vehicle, and violence ensued, said the police.