Imo NAWOJ advocates Girl-Child education

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Imo NAWOJ advocates Girl-Child education

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Imo State Chapter has called for the prioritization of Girl-Child education.

The association made the call to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl-Child in a statement jointly signed by the Chairperson, Dr Dorothy Nnaji, and Secretary, Ms Chika Ewurum, in Owerri on Monday.

In line with the theme of this year’s celebration, “Digital Generation our Generation,” the group urged stakeholders to pay attention to the digital rights of the girl-child. It said that this would be achieved by making the digital world accessible and safe for the girl-child while maximizing its benefits.

NAWOJ noted that digital literacy could not be achieved by individuals and organizations alone while calling on the Government to play an active role. It tasked the government to provide the enabling environment, such as “steady power supply, reduced data tariff, and information and communication technology centers in the urban and rural areas.’’

The group also urged the government to set up a special trust fund for the girl-child technological development and ensure that digital literacy formed part of the school curriculum.

The association further advised parents and stakeholders in the education sector to encourage the girl-child to embrace careers in science and technology.

Imo NAWOJ advocates Girl-Child education

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