The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN has said that the increasing trend of school children kidnapping in Nigeria is alarming calling on government at all levels to provide adequate protection to schools in the country to provide safe teaching and learning environment.
Hajiya Rafiat Idowu Sani, National Amirat of FOMWAN, stated this in Bauchi during its education summit.
She urged parents in the country not to allow insecurity to deter them from sending their kids to school, saying that education is more paramount in the present century than ever before.
“Women must seek for Islamic and Western Education to widen their horizon,” she said.
Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State First Lady, while declaring the summit open praised the efforts of FOMWAN for organizing the summit, urging other organisations to emulate it.
The First Lady who was represented by the Commission for Women Affairs and Child Development, Hajiya Hajara Gidado reiterated the commitment of the State Government to provide security in schools and enhance the living conditions of women youth and children.
Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim Kilishi, Amirat Bauchi State FOMWAN, said the importance of education can never be overemphasized in society hence the need to provide adequate funds in running affairs of the education sector.
Professor Dije Bala, a lecturer with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, ATBU, advocated for a review of the school curriculum for the development of the education sector in the country.
Globe Fm Bauchi reports that the event which took place at the Bauchi Central Mosque dwelled on Ways to Boost Education Amidst Security Challenges in the Country.