International Day of the Girl 2022: GbaramatuVoice felicitates Niger Delta girls
…Says it’s no longer fashionable for girls to travel miles in a canoe to access education.
…Calls on Niger Delta governors to invest more in girls child education
The GbaramatuVoice Newspper writes to felicitate with every girl child in Nigeria particularly in the Niger Delta region of the country as they commemorate the International Day of the Girl 2022 with thetheme: Our time is now—our rights, our future.
As a media organization, we also seize the opportunity provided by this year’s celebration to call on all girls in the coastal part of the Niger Delta region, particularly those state actors and poor leadership denied access to quality basic education not to be dismayed by such ugly development.
Rather, the newspaper encourages you to remain steadfast in the pursuit of a brighter future through education.
You must not loose vision to create a healthy future for yourselves.
As part of efforts to make this celebration worthwhile, the newspaper calls on all the Niger Delta governors to take the issue of girls’ child training and education seriously.
Essentially, there is no doubt that states such as Delta and others have in the past made some attempt to promote the ideology of girl child training. However, we are compelled to note with dismay that most of such efforts by the state actors were mere cosmetic activities targeted at gaining cheap popularity but stripped of sincere desire to empower these girls.
This is not the idea or the spirit behind girl child training. It is no longer fashionable for students, particularly girls, to trek tens of kilometers or travel in a canoe to access basic education. Also worrying is the awareness that most of these schools lack major learning facilities such as conducive classrooms, effective and conducive seating arrangements and with no trace of sanitary systems.
Thus, to truly empower girls in the region, the newspaper calls on Niger Delta state governors to make access to quality education compulsory for girls in all riverine/rural communities.
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