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Women education is under attack — Onwenu

By Success Uzokwe
ABUJA — THE Director- General,National Cen-tre for Women Development,NCWD, Onyeka Onwenu has said women’s education is under attack as over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from school by terrorists who are adamantly opposed to educating girls and women.

Onwenu who said this at the closing ceremony of the computer and business skills training for the Nigerian woman tagged: No Woman Left Out, stressed the need to empower women to meet their goals and aspirations.
According to the D-G, new challenges and threats to girls and women continue to arise as the world changes.

”This programme offers the less privileged girls and women the opportunity to acquire ICT and business skills,and also to learn the latest technology in digital media and virtual world,” she stated.

”We also show solidarity with the United Nations and the International Telecommunications Union’s, ITU’s, call for action to empower women and girls to meet their goals and aspirations by using and becoming an active part in delivering success in information and Communications Technology,”she added.

The D-G said NCWD has been in the forefront of innovation in ICT training and also blending the latest in technology learning with entrepreneurial skills to create a well-rounded experience around the nation.

One of the beneficiaries, Gloria Akpan, the class governor said; “It is not enough,we want the Federal Government to provide us with personal computers to fall back on when we leave here.”


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