Over the years, burdening social-cultural issues such as unwanted pregnancy, forced early marriage, gender-based violence, limited access to higher education, reproductive health services among others have been identified as the major factors that hinder the empowerment of the girl-child in Nigeria.Read More
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Katsina State on Girl-Child Education and Child Development, Hajia Bilquis, says the Shema administration believes every girl- child needs to be educated. She speaks on what the state government is doing to make this possible.Read More
…as 76 females graduate with first class from CU
In the wake of the recent controversies facing girl-child education in the country, the first female Vice-Chancellor of an African university, Prof. Grace Alele-Williams has stressed the need for quality education for the Nigerian girl.
Isaac Ayo Olawuyi, Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West, Methodist Church of Nigeria, in this interview, explains the religious implications of subjecting the girl child to early marriage.Read More
Social media was awash last weekend with news that the Senate had signed a ‘child marriage act’ into law, legalizing marriage for girls under the age of 18. Although lawmakers have corrected this notion, saying that the section stated above only relevant to “renunciation of citizenship” alone, the ruckus has created ample opportunity for well meaning Nigerians to campaign for education for the girl-child instead of under-aged marriage.Read More