The Federal Government has announced its plan to establish special schools for women who dropped out of school to get married.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan disclosed this during a press briefing in Katsina.
Alhassan appealed to religious and traditional leaders to support government’s efforts at boosting the enrollment of the girl-child into schools nationwide.
She added that education of female children was very important, adding that plans are afoot to give married women who dropped out of school second chance.
Her word, “All women that married at an early age will have the opportunity to continue their education from their husband’s houses.
“The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems emanating from the establishment of the schools.
“The first category is for those who started their schooling but due to one reason or the other dropped out.
“The other category is for the Adult Literacy classes that will be established in all local governments to assist women to attain certain literacy level.
“In the Adult literacy schools, the women will also be empowered with skills training during their lessons.
“The women will be trained how to make soap, local soft drink, candle, pomade, cake, local hairdressing, tailoring and other small businesses.”