Education is important if a nation like Nigeria hopes to end the suffering of its illiterate masses.

In Adamawa, one of the northeast states that Boko Haram has terrorised, the National Mass Education Commission has established 21 Rural Non-Formal Education Centres in 6 Local Government Areas.

The Executive Director of the Adamawa Agency for Mass Education, Mrs Charity Dubi, told newsmen in Yola that the programme would ensure adults in the state, who had no formal education, would learn to read and write.

Councils that benefited from the programme are Numan, Michika, Yola North, Gombi, Demsa and Yola South.

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At least 21 facilitators have been recruited by the Federal Government for the centres.

About 1,289 adults comprising of 1,008 women and 281 men have enrolled for the programme.

She explains that the initiative is part of the President's plan to revamp adult education programme in Nigeria.

In the meantime, state and federal authorities have equally supported the programme with adequate teaching and learning materials.

The programme started in February and would end in December.

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