Girl-child education is non negotiable – Association of Women Engineers
Qualitative Education for the girl-child is nonnegotiable and should not be compromised.
A speaker at a programme to commemorate 2019 International Girl Child Day organised by the Association of Professional Women Engineers for students of Queens of Apostles, Mrs Abisola Adabanija stated this while presenting a paper .
Speaking on the topic ‘The Role of the Girl Child in Nation Building’, Mrs Abisola Adabanija hinted that educating the girl child was a form of educating the nation as well as empowering both the nation and individuals economically.
Citing the story of Yousafzai Malala, the lecturer urged the girl-child to always strive to acquire good education to be self-reliant.
Mrs Adabanija, while calling on the government to put policies that would make girl-child education more attractive, implored the parent and the society to always protect the girl child.
Some of the SSS 2 and 3 science students, who attended the lecture said it exposed them to advantages of being educated, adding that the presence of women engineers would motivate them to aspire to become great in life.
Chairman of the association, Mrs Serah Akintola said the programme was put together to expose the students to Engineering courses.
The principal, Dr Victoria Iyanda expressed gladness that such a programme was introduced to her students.
The programme also gave room for a discussion on self-esteem, where the students were educated on how to report abuse.
African musical piece, eulogizing the female folk on powers, strength and the prowess of the woman sung by both the students and the women engineers, rent the air at the occasion.