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In Ebonyi, over 22,000 enroll for UN, EU sponsored adult education

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OVER 22,000 women, girls and young men drawn from 102 communities in Ebonyi State have been enrolled for adult education by the European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) in an effort to eliminate any form of violence against women and girls in Nigeria.

  The programme is being implemented by Education Today for Sustainable Development and Initiative and Grassroots Entrepreneurship Skills Acquires in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The acting Director, Senior Programme Specialist and OIC UNESCO regional office Abuja, Mr Sow Mamadou, revealed this during his visit to the state.

“Over 22,000 women and girls, young men and boys (17,942 women and girls and 4,142 men and boys) have been enrolled for various adult literacy classes and life skill programmes in 102 communities in Abakaliki, Ezza, Onicha and Ohaozara Local Government Areas in the state,” Mamadou said.

He also stated that UNESCO had developed Family Life Health Education (FLHE) facilitators manual and reviewed adult literacy primers in the state to fast-track literacy by the radio programme.

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