Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government drive towards enhancing access to education for women, especially through Adult Education and Non-Formal Learning Centers, has received supports from Edo state women leaders, hence, had sought to bridge the gender gap in the state.
Speaking during the campaign to drive enrollment of females in the education centres in Ovia North East and Egor Local Government Areas, the women leaders commended Governor Obaseki for implementing the initiative to redefine the role of women in the state.
According to the reports gathered by the Vanguard, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Gender Issues, Ms. Efosa Uyigue, said the Governor Obaseki-led administration will continue to support the education of the girl-child, nothing that, “Education is fundamental in building the character of an individual and social relationship skills that elevates society. That is what we aim to achieve.” Uyigue said,
“I encourage women to get young females under their care, who dropped out of school, to enrol in the adult education programme, which is free. This is an opportunity for them to get educated, which will enable them to seek better job opportunities or become better employers of labour,”
The reports said that at the awareness campaign in Egor LGA, the chairman of the council, Hon. Eghe Ogbemudia said that efforts will be made to support the effort of the state government in re-opening of adult education centres for more females to get the opportunity to be educated.
“We will provide a conducive learning environment in these centres to encourage more females to enrol for the programme in line with the objectives of the state government. We will also support facilitators at the centres and provide learning materials,” she said.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Leader in Ovia North East, Princess Faith Omoregie said, “I am excited that this is happening. I will support the chairperson to go around the area to encourage more women to be part of this laudable programme.”
According to the reports, participant, Helen Omofo, noted: “The chance for teenage females who are out of school to be educated will discourage them from social vices and falling preys to human traffickers.”
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