Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Saturday, reiterated the commitment of the Sultanate Council to the education of the girl-child, debunking the notion that Islam is against the education of women.
In furtherance of the Sultanate’s commitment, he added that preparations had reached advanced stage for the establishment of All- Women University of Medical Sciences in Sokoto state.
The Sultan made this known while speaking at the launch of three books on women scholars of the Caliphate authored by Dr. Sadiyya Bello of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto Saturday, the monarch maintained that Islam encourages women to acquire education, contrary to insinuations that the religion abhors women acquiring education.
According to him, women scholars of the Caliphate have made great contributions to the society. He therefore called on scholars to engage in research on the works of past leaders of the Sokoto Caliphate for the benefit of the society.