APWEN grants 10 girls scholarships in Misau to study science courses
• Builds science, tech lab in Misau, Bauchi
The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) has given scholarship to 10 girls to study science courses from primary to university levels.
The award was in collaboration with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The NNPC Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru in Misau, Bauchi State, disclosed this at the weekend.
It was at the commencement of APWEN programme; invent it and build for pupils under the age of ten years.
According to Baru, the girl-child needs to be encouraged to study engineering and technology in the universities to provide solutions to the people’s problems.
He lamented that in the whole of the North East, only few girls study engineering because they see it as only male profession.
He added that the little girls would be fit for engineering courses, adding that APWEN was committed to catching them young.
The GMD added that through the programme, the northeast would provide many female engineers in the next 20 years.
While noting that the programme would really assist the girl child, he stressed that pencils, bicycle, cars airplane and other machines were invented by sciences.
Baru promised that APWEN would continue to enjoy the support of NNPC, especially in the area of promoting girl-child education to study sciences.
The GMD commended the President of APWEN, Mrs. Felicia Agubata, for choosing the primary school in Misau for the take of the project in Nigeria.
He said he was impressed that APWEN also chose to build an ultra model science laboratory, named after him, at Misau central primary school.
The APWEN president said she was in Misau to encourage girl-child and demystify subjects that would lead them into reading sciences and engineering.
She said: “Because of this reason, APWEN is constructing a model science laboratory, which comprises of science laboratory, computer room and fully equipped library.
“There would also be in it, science books and other tools needed to guide the young girls.”
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