Obaigbena Stresses Need for Girl Child Devt

As the nation grapples with the challenges of insecurity following the abduction of Chibok school girls by Boko Haram insurgents, the President, Ika Community Ladies Welfare Association, Mrs. Margaret Obaigbena, has stressed the need for the protection and development of the girl child in the country.
Obaigbena stated this at the weekend in Boji Boji, Ika, Delta State during the association’s annual lecture series with the theme “Development of the Girl Child in a development society.”

She pointed out that no nation could attain meaningful socio-economic and political greatness without focusing on the intellectual, mental, physical and spiritual development of the girl child because she is the future mother of the society.

She said: “You will all agree with me that looking out there, you and I may not be happy seeing some of our children who are suppose to be in school, are rather out there, hawking round and selling wares for their parents , mostly the girls , whom the parents considered doing the job better.

“Honestly this is a sign post to a bleak future, we need the involvement of parents, teachers, pastors and law enforcement agencies to see that the girl child is allowed to have a quality upbringing, education and to acquire skills that will make her a wholesome individual to herself and the nation.”

Director, Information Communication Technology Unit (ICTU), University of Benin, Professor S.C Chiemeke in his eleven page paper presentation, pointed out that the girl child and indeed women especially in Africa and Nigeria has had their destiny sealed from birth by tradition and culture on account of their biological sex.
He said girl child and women have been called the weaker sex in order to justify society discrimination and oppression against them, consequently their rights are circumscribed by tradition , custom and male chauvinism.

To free the girl child from these vicious cycle, Chiemeke suggested that the girl child should have access to qualitative information communication technology education, access to free qualitative education , the abrogation of obnortious laws , culture and traditional practices against the girl child and provision of equal opportunities for the girl child.

<

p class=”post-sig”>

Connect with me directly via the following channel

BBM 2115B009
http://www.facebook.com/naijainfozone

http://www.facebook.com/gruops/9jainfozone

http://twitter.com/naijainfozone

http://etangewak.blogspot.com

http://google.com/+IsrealEtangwak

http://nigeriagoldexchange.ng/register.php?refid=3879

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Obaigbena Stresses Need for Girl Child Devt

  1. You could certainly see your skills in the work you
    write. The world hopes for more passionate writers
    like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.
    All the time go after your heart.

    Like

Post a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s