STEM: Educate More Women To Bridge Access To Digital Banking – Dep. UN Sec-Gen.


By Perpetua Onuegbu
The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has stressed the need to educate more girls in Science, Technology, Economics and Mathematics (STEM) to increase access to digital banking.

Mohammed stated this in her keynote address at the 2023 International Conference, Exhibition and 40th anniversary of Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) in Abuja on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the conference is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Engineering: Embracing Vision, Amplifying Voices and Shaping the Future.”

In the address delivered virtually, she said that stereotypes had been used to hinder women from attaining senior management roles in engineering companies.

Mohammed said that involving women in the STEM sector would create job opportunities and increase socio-economic activities in the country.

“STEM education is key in achieving women economic rights by spreading digital banking,…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria