NGO wants inclusion of menstrual hygiene education in schools


Some students of Government Secondary School Zuba, FCT

By Felicia Imohimi

Heal For Africa Initiative, an NGO, has called on the Federal and State Governments to include menstrual hygiene education in school curriculum to enable girls to adequately concentrate on their academics during their menstrual period.

Mr Kingsley Ohaneme, the Project Manager of the organisation, made the appeal on Thursday in Abuja at a seminar organised for Government Secondary School, Zuba, FCT, to commemorate the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, marked on May 28 annually.

The programme was organised by the initiative in collaboration with One Aim Care Services, True Foundation, Miss Globe 2018 and GAMAAC.

Ohaneme said that menstrual hygiene inclusion in school curriculum should encapsulate provision of sanitation facilities where these girls could properly dispose their menstrual pad and water facilities to clean or wash themselves properly.

He further harped on provision of private toilets or places…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria