UNICEF and Adamawa government train 50 girls in digital innovation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Adamawa State Council for Universal Basic Education (ADSUBEB) started a three-day training exercise for 50 girls on innovation digital.

The exercise is designed to prepare girls for the national competition as part of the activities marking the International Day of Girls’ Education in 2021.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the United Nations has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl-Girl.
This year’s theme is “Digital Revolution: Not Without Girls”.

UNICEF education consultant Joel Jutum, who spoke at the inauguration of the exercise, said 10 participants were selected from each of the state’s five participating local government areas.

Jutum listed the tips to include Fufore, Guyuk, Hong, Yola South, and Yola North.
He said the top 10 performing girls would be selected at the end of the session, adding that five of them would represent the state in Abuja while the remaining five would be honored in Yola on October 11.

In her remarks, Ms. Wilbina Jackson, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, reiterated the state government’s commitment to ensure quality education for girls in the state.

Jackson, represented by Mukhtar Tukur, the ministry’s director of human capital development, said the state has achieved more than 70 percent IT and ICT compliance in public schools. (NAA)

She stressed the need for girls to understand that they have the potential to change the world in the future.

Also speaking, Dr Salihi Atequ, Chairman of the Board, urged girls to enjoy exercise and study hard for a better future.
Atequ denounced the high rate of rape and other forms of abuse against girls and instructed them to focus on their studies to achieve academic excellence.
For her part, Dr Jiddere Khaibo, President of High Level Women Advocate (HILWA), an NGO based in Adamawa, urged girls to study hard in order to become good mothers and to contribute positively to their families and society.

She also urged the state government to provide more employment opportunities for women. (NAA)

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