Foundation urges FG to boost girl-child access to science studies


By Salisu Sani-Idris

Helpline Foundation for the Needy, an Abuja-based NGO, on Friday urged the Federal Government to provide the facilities and the enabling environment that would boost the access of the girl-child and women to science studies.

President and Founder of the foundation, Dr Jumai Ahmadu, made the call at an interactive session for women and female students.

The event was organised by the NGO, in partnership with Make a Difference for the Needy Foundation and Association of Wives of Traditional Rulers in the FCT.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the interactive session was organised by the foundation as part of the activities to the 7th UN International Day for Girls and Women in Science.

The theme of the day is “Equal Access and Participation in Science for Girls in Accelerating Progress Towards National Development.”

Mrs Ahmadu also called on the government at all levels to support the educational pursuit of girl-child by providing all…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria