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In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child with its 2021 theme; “Digital Generation, Our Generation”, experts have stressed the need to empower the female folks digitally.
The experts who spoke at an event to mark the worldwide celebration made their submissions in Abeokuta.
A don at Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Dr. Helen Bodunde in her keynote address entitled ‘Digital Generation: Our Generation’ emphasised the need for government invest more fund to educating the girl child on the digital age.
The don who is also the coordinator of the Education, Gender, Youth and Family network explained that Girls are at disadvantage when it comes to digital know-how.
Professor Bodunde noted that the female gender should be exposed to “Information and media literacy, Digital scholarship, Career and identity management skills to enable them to attain deserved positions in the society.”
Another speaker, Mr. Olufemi Olusola who is the coordinator of Ogun State Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All in his remark the importance of the Girl child cannot be overemphasised.
Mr. Olusola, therefore, deemed it fit to prioritise properly training of the female gender so that they can be equipped for the future, digitally and whatever ways.
Another contributor, Mr. Tola Adenekan, the Media Officer of Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development, stated that e-learning is cogent to Nigeria educational sector at all levels to give a level playground for her students in the global market.