The Principal of the centre, Hajiya Halima Ahmed, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday, said the women were selected from eight local government areas within Kano metropolis.
‘’The centre was established to eradicate illiteracy among women who have not attended formal schools in the state.
‘’The centre was established in 1980 during the administration of President Shehu Shagari, to cater for married women, divorcees and widows among others’’, she said.
According to her, the participants also attend vocational classes where they learn different skills such as knitting, soap and pomade making.
‘’The centre in the municipal is the biggest and best in the country so far, we are also planning to introduce extra-curriculum activities this year,” she said.
She disclosed that the state government planned to construct additional classes this year to decongest existing classrooms. (NAN)