It will be recalled that Bauchi State Government in collaboration with the Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative (B-SWEEP) under the leadership of Her Excellency Haj. Hadiza M.A Abubakar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the 21st May 2017.
Professor Yahaya Ibraheem Yero the Chairman, Sate Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) who was present said the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has played a role of identifying ten thousand (10,000) low performing girls in two hundred and forty (240) Junior Secondary Schools from the six(6) piloted Local Government Educational Areas (LGEAs) and identified qualified Teachers who major in seven(7) subjects which includes; Mathematics, English, Primary Health Education (PHE), Basic Education, Basic Technology and Computer (ICT) in the six(6) focal Local Government Areas of Alkeleri, Bauchi, Dass, Katagum, Tafawa Balewa and Warji. He the appreciated the Governor for graciously Redeeming the pledge and releasing the sum of Fifty-Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira (#54,600,000) for the purchase of One Thousand Five Hundred (1,500) tablets to support the programme.
The Regional Director of the UNESCO, Mr Giaido Yau expressed with great delight this gesture the Governor to reduce the level of illiteracy in Bauchi State. He said this is the first time a project like this is taking place in Nigeria by UNESCO and he hopes that it is going to record a huge success so as to encourage other states to have a reason to embark on such a project.