A group of Students with Disabilities of Gombe State University (GSU) has called the attention of Gombe State First Lady, Her Excellency Haj. Asma’ u Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, to promptly come to their aid over non issuance of skill acquisition training equipments earlier promised to them at end of six months intensive training they undertook in the institution last year.
In a letter addressed to the first lady and a copy made available to INN, the president of the students’ body, Mal. Abdulahi A. Awak said “I write on behalf of the Students with Disabilities to congratulate your Excellency on the victory of your dear husband and caring father for the PWDs in the last elections.
“He deserves the victory he gained which does not come as a surprise to many, due to the way he brings so much development in Gombe State and touched the life of millions, including PWDs”
Awak added, “Secondly, I wish to remind you of the computer literacy training which you sponsored us for the duration of six months, which we believed that at the end of the six months training you will provide us with laptop which will assist us in carrying out our assignment and project work.
“It would have been better if the training end with a ceremony and issuance of certificates to make us happy.
“As a mother, we are calling on your excellency to kindly look into our plights and review the matter because during our training period; some of us had to come from as far as Kaltungo, Shonhom and Billiri, while non indigines had to manage for themselve in Gombe, purposely for the weekend trainings” the president concluded.
Meanwhile, an investigation conducted by the INN correspondent, reveals that the computer literacy training sponsored by the First Lady Haj Asma’ u Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, was essentially aimed at equipping students with disabilities with relevant business oriented skills in order to position them in good stead for self-reliance after their studies.
The training which ran for the period of six months, graduated no fewer than ten Deaf, eight Blind and twelve physically challenged students respectively.