One hundred and six female teachers are to be engaged as primary school teachers in Katsina State under the Girls Education Programme (GEP 3) of the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF).
The fund’s desk officer at the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Zainab Kaita, who disclosed this at a press conference in Katsina yesterday, said it was designed to give more females the opportunity and encourage them to aspire for jobs.
According to her, the females to be employed were earlier given scholarships to attain the National Certificate of Education (NCE), noting that they would be employed and posted to their respective villages to teach in primary schools.
The Chairperson, High Level Women Advocates (HilWA), Hajiya Mariya Abdullahi, decried the low level participation of women in governance and called for a change.
In another news Katsina State House of Assembly has called on stakeholders to hasten the restoration of power supply to communities in Dutsi local government area of the state plunged into total darkness for the past seven months.
The lawmakers rose with the unanimous resolution following the adoption of a motion on the matter sponsored by Hon Haruna Aliyu Yamel, representing Dutsi constituency in the house.
While defending the motion, Yamel revealed that the faulty high tension line Shargalle to Dutsi connected Yamel, Masanawa, Bashe and Dutsi communities in the area to the national grid.