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News Commentary: The Importance of Girl- Child Education towards Achieving Nigeria of our Dreams

Written by on March 31, 2023

It is written by Raheenatu Ibrahim, from the Department of Mass Communication, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State

It has been said that a human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated
This statement holds true and even more for the girl child

A significant function of the education of the girl-child in Nigeria is that it offers her the opportunity to chart her destiny with the skills and information she acquired from basic education up to tertiary education.

Education offers girls the necessary skills and information needed to excel in a chosen career in future Hence, a girl who is educated can grow to become a teacher, architect, doctor, computer scientist, lawyer and pharmacist, among other lucrative and noble professions

Gone are the days when girls were subjected to all forms of domestic chores and denied opportunities of education. And by giving girls a right to education ,they can right the wrongs in our society.

It is important to note that Education is not just limited to a western or religious education but a life orientation.

This is a fact that must be considered considerably.

Thus giving a girl child education can help to reduce the menace bedevilling the country because they can adequately instil good knowledge in their children if they get married.

The question is : how are you contributing to ensure the education of the girl -child

Perhaps, there can not be a better time to give the girls a chance to explore their potential through quality education.

Therefore , every parent should do more to make the future of their female children worthwhile.

There is the need for them to go the extra length to ensure that they do everything possible to empower girls with outstanding education.

The government at all levels are also not left out in this task as it is equally called upon to create more strategies in preventing diverse women-related problems such as sexual harassment, gender inequality among others

Creating such enabling environment for girls education ,will go along way to achieve the Nigeria of our dreams.

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