Ogun; We are Committed To Girl Child Education- Ogunleye - FIRST AWARENESS


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Ogun; We are Committed To Girl Child Education- Ogunleye

Governor Dapo Abiodun

By Niyi Ogungbola
The Ogun State Government has promised to focus on the training and empowerment of the girl child, through qualitative education and skill acquisition programme on Information and Communication Technology. (ICT)

With this,the State Government believed it would make them to  be better adults in the nearest future.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, dropped this hint on Wednesday at Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, during a forum tagged; ‘Girls Lives Matters’, organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the winner of 2021 Miss Teen Africa, Rebecca Adeniyi.

Ogunleye, represented by the Director of Education Support Services (ESS), Mrs. Bamidele Makinde posited that women and girls were most vulnerable to social vices and disasters that happened around the world. 

She gave such  disasters to include  communal crisis, war, terrorist attacks and banditry. 

To this therefore,they need to defend themselves and their children against unpleasant occurrences Mrs Ogunleye stressed.

She noted that girl child could be source of transformation to build and re-build the society, if they were given a levelled play ground to maximise their potentials.

“What women and girls face in time of crisis is better imagined than being told, especially during war, terrorist attacks and other social vices. Infact, they should be empowered to develop relevant skills needed for proper upbringing”She further stated.

In her presentation, the guest speaker, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Akinsanmi enjoined girls to maintain healthy eating habits and hygiene, form reading group, avoid drug addiction and bad company, adding that they should not be distracted by growth and development in their body structure.

Earlier in her remarks, Miss Adeniyi, an indigene of Ogun State, urged young girls to avoid low self-esteem, be proud of themselves, study hard and take up future challenges.

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