Government advised to promote girl-child education policies


Mrs. Olayinka Ojomo, the Executive Director, Girl-child Right Awareness Initiative in Africa, has advised governments at all levels to evolve education policies that will enhance qualitative education for the girl-child.

Ojomo on Tuesday in Osogbo said that the measure became necessary in order to build an egalitarian society.

She said that the only way the society could be sanitised and become sophisticated was to educate the custodians of families from the beginning and prepare them for better future.

Ojomo explained that young girls of today would eventually become wives and mothers that would be in charge of families, hence the need to make them more enlightened and educated.

“Family is the smallest political unit in any society and it plays a critical role in nation-building,” she said.

According to her, the trend of total dehumanisation of the girl-child in the recent time is inimical to the quest for an egalitarian society and socio-economic growth.

She implored government at all levels to initiate policies that will restore the glory and dignity of the girl-child and prepare her for better future.

“Our attitudes toward the girl-child must change for better if we really want to turn our society around for better.

“Government at all levels should strive to make the protection and education of the girl-child a priority, most especially in the North, where girl-child education is at the lowest ebb.”

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Source:: PM Newspaper