By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
No fewer than 214 married women have graduated in various vocational trades from the Usman Bn Fodiyo International School For Qur’an and General Studies, Tsamiyar Dila in Sokoto metropolis,
The Islamiyya school was personally established in 2013 by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
Bashir Rabe Mani, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Senator stated in a release issued to reporters in Sokoto Wednesday evening.
The released said the disclosure was made by the Chairman of the Management Committee of the School, Sheikh Sidi A. Sidi, when he led other members of the committee and those of the Parents Teachers’ Association, on a courtesy call on Senator Wamakko.
According to Sheikh Sidi, the women were trained in two batches, while thirty other women were currently undergoing a similar training.
He said that the women were trained in cosmetics, tailoring, beads making, kitchenette, shoes and bags making, soap making and leather works, among others.
Sheikh Sidi averred that the training of the women had helped to empower, as such, enabled them to improve their socioeconomic standard, as well as bolster the economy of the state.
The Chairman further stated that, the school currently has no fewer than 891 students in the Nursery and Primary, Tahafeez and Adults sections .
According to him, the school has also graduated 44 pupils from the primary school section, including orphans and other vulnerable children who were trained free.
Sheikh Sidi further commended Senator Wamakko for establishing the school, saying, ” without this school, many indigent children will not be able to acquire education.”
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association, Dr Attahiru Shehu Mainiyo, promised to work tirelessly to ensure the efficient operations of the school.
Responding, Senator Wamakko pledged to continue to assist the school to ensure its smooth operations as the lawmaker also vowed to sustain the training of married women, orphans, to further empower them and their families.
He further disclosed that plans were on to conduct the maiden convocation ceremony of the school, with a view to brainstorming on its achievements, problems, strengths and weaknesses so as to raise its standard.