British government, Lagos drum support for girl-child empowerment
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Laure Beaufils, has expressed the commitment of the British government to help address the numerous challenges confronting the girl child in Nigeria and empower them to achieve their goals. This was revealed during the formal launch of “Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprises (Engine II),” on Tuesday, where…
Kogi government promises quality education for girl child
Kogi government on Friday, promised commitment to ensure that every girl-child in the state received quality education that would make her a better person in life. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Bolanle Amupitan, made the pledge at a day workshop in Lokoja. Tagged: “The Importance of a Girl-Child”, the event was…
Katsina government, UNICEF partner on girl-child education
Katsina state government has concluded plans to partner the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to boost enrolment of Out-of-School Children (OSC), particularly the girl-child. Reports of substantial number of OSC in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country, prompted the partnership. The state government announced that it has concluded plans with UNICEF to…
Alumni make case for girl -child education in Edo
The Saint Maria Goretti Girls’ Grammar School Old Girls Association (SMAGOGA) has called for investment and encouragement in the girl -child education, a development it said would boost national development considering the roles women play in national development.
Group tasks NASS on legislation to support girl child education
Nike Ajagbe, the Proprietor of Habitation of Hope, an NGO in Minna, on Friday, called on the National Assembly to introduce a legislation that would encourage and support girl child education in the country .
UNICEF laments low girl-child enrolment in Katsina State
Muntaka Muhtar; the field officer added that the insistence of some parents to enroll their wards into integrated Qur’anic schools instead of western education also contributed to the poor enrolment.
‘Five million girls out of school in Nigeria due to discrimination’
No fewer than five million girl child are out of school in Nigeria as a result of discriminations against girl children on a daily basis, the Country Manager of Girl Rising Nigeria, Maryam Tafida Bello has said.
Empowering girl child for digital age
The PBO foundation was found on the premise of the vision of the late Bimbo Odukoya. Her passion in seeing the girl child explore her dreams to full measure spurred the initiative.