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AAWE advocates girl-child education for devt

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM

BENIN—Association Against Women Export, AAWE, a non-governmental organisation, has called on parents and government at all levels to be committed to the education of women in the country.

The NGO said such commitment would produce qualified and competent women that can serve alongside their male counterparts in every sector of the economy and governance in Nigeria.

President and Founder of the association, Dr. Rosaline Okosun, spoke at the association’s 4th annual Character Counts Presentation, where 50 students were selected from the three senatorial zones of Edo State for special prize presentation and cash rewards.

She urged parents to “work closely with teachers and school administrators, so that we can jointly mould, nurture and empower our daughters to become great future leaders of our society.

“I am deeply humbled and delighted to celebrate the accomplishments, good character, good citizenship, responsibility, honesty and trustworthiness of 50 wonderful young students in our secondary schools in Edo State.

“Nigeria needs women of virtue to assist the men in leading this country to greatness.”

She said that the association would soon launch its Leadership and Mentoring Programme, LAMP, using four schools from Edo South for a start.

She added that for tertiary institutions, the non-governmental organisation will launch the Campaign Against Sexual Harassment, CASH, of female students next month.


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