Ekiti launches project to enhance adolescent girls’ education
Donates laptops to secondary schools
The Ekiti State Government, yesterday, launched the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, (AGILE) project to enhance adolescent girls’ education in the state.
The official launch of the AGILE project was performed by wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, in Ado-Ekiti.
According to her, the project is aimed at supporting the efforts of the state government towards enhancing the academic, digital and life skills of adolescents in the state.
The governor’s wife, while acknowledging the advocacy and awareness campaign of the project and her office, disclosed that no fewer than 100 secondary schools in the state would receive laptops and other intervention projects.
She said: “I want to reiterate that AGILE project is designed to respond to the challenges that constrained adolescent girls in completing secondary education. I am glad that the project is supporting the state’s efforts to enhance the academic, digital and life skills of adolescents, which gives the assurance that we are grooming a mass of adequately equipped youths who are globally ready.
“Today, 910 laptops will be distributed to 35 secondary schools and additional 1,690 will be distributed to 65 secondary schools in the next two months.”
In the same vein, Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Chief (Mrs.) Monisade Afuye, enjoined AGILE to carry out advocacy on unwanted teenage pregnancy among girls while urging the students to take good advantage of the programme.
Afuye said: “I enjoin AGILE to carry out serious advocacy on unwanted teenage pregnancy among our girls. I implore our secondary schools girls to take good advantage of what this programme offers.
“I urge you to utilise the laptops for learning. Remember, we are looking at you with high expectations as our future leaders.”
Also speaking at the event, representative of the National Project Co-ordinator, AGILE, Mrs. Ajanigo Abuka, applauded Ekiti State for being the first to launch the programme at the state level.
“Ekiti State has taken the lead for being the first at the state level to launch the programme.
“Ekiti State has made giant strides towards the project. I commend the government and people of Ekiti State for the support to the AGILE project and I wish the state huge success going forward.”