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50,000 Girls To Be Empowered In ICT – UNESCO 


About 50,000 girls are to be empowered in Information Communication Technology in Bauchi State, according to UNESCO.

It will launch the program on Tuesday, which is the second phase of its project to empower illiterate girls and women in low Performing Junior Secondary Schools.

The program is to empower them through Information Communication Technology in Bauchi State, one of the officials said.

The project is to cover about 50,000 girls and women, Mr Olushola Macaulay, the National Officer, Communication and Information, UNESCO, has said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

According to him, the first phase of the project, “Revitalising Adult and Youth Literacy in Nigeria”   supported by the Federal Government, is to address the  challenges of  illiteracy.

Continuing he said that the former project, 60,000 illiterate women, girls in low Performing Junior Secondary Schools were trained in life skills and  use of ICT, which was held in the Federal Capital Territory and Rivers in 2016.

Mr Olushola Macaulay, said that the second phase of the project is being funded by Procter and Gamble, which is an American-based consumer product company, and is targeted towards schools in Bauchi State.

The approach he termed, “School Meets the Learner Approach ’’.

“This is to empower additional 50,000 illiterate women and girls in low-performing Junior Secondary Schools.

“The objective of the second phase of the project is to bring schools to the doorsteps of the learners using technology, where learners have difficulties in accessing education in a formal setting.

“The launch of the project,  School Meets the Learner Approach, marks the beginning of the UNESCO new initiative to Education.

“This is where ICT devices, such as television, tablets, and mobile phones are deployed to learners in their homes, workplaces to facilitate teaching and learning,” he concluded.

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