Aishatu Mohammed, spouse of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed has uncovered that she had no proper instruction when she wedded her significant other.
In her words, “I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband. We were 100 girls in our family; none went to school; I only started school after my third child,” she said.
She decried the high rate of illiteracy and early marriage among young girls in the state, blaming the situation on parents who believed formal education for the girl-child was a mere waste of resources.
“We were 100 girls in my family, but none of us had formal education; I had never been to primary school in my parent’s house. This is because our parents never believed in educating the girl-child; I struggled to go school, but they refused.
“I picked the challenge to be educated from my brothers and after I had my third child, I insisted my husband gets me a home teacher. That’s how I started and I later went to secondary school. Today I am a graduate of Public Administration from the University of Abuja,” she narrated.
Mohammed who underscored the significance of teaching the young lady kid, yet youngsters in the general public, included that such move would check wrongdoings and social indecencies in the general public. She approached important government offices and associations to guarantee that guardians and parental figures were satisfactorily sharpened on the need to permit little fellows and young ladies go to class.