UNICEF has trained about 480 teachers on different subjects in six areas of Jigawa state in Northern Nigeria, as part of its Girl's Education program.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Babangida Hussaini, told that the training was in recognition of the state's impressive progress in enrollment and retention of girls. According to Babangida, Jigawa state has recorded more than a 100 percent increase in the last few years. The SUBEB also announced the introduction of training on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for the Muslim Sisters Organisation (MSO), which is aimed at exposing the MSO to ICT development in the state. Speaking shortly after the closing ceremony of the MSO's camping exercise in Kazaure, Babangida said that in view of the significance of IT in the global world the board deemed it compulsory to initiate the program. He added that the board has donated two desktop computers and one laptop to the organisation to encourage them in the training.