Nigeria: Govt to Make Secondary Education Mandatory ?for Girl-Child – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, Thursday, said the Federal Government is considering a law that will make it compulsory for every girl child to attain at least secondary school education.

Speaking at the Nigerian Institute of Management’s, NIM, Women-in-Management? and Leadership Conference in Abuja, Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the wife of the Nasarawa State Governor, Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura, disclosed that the Bill which would receive inputs from women nationwide and put forward to the National Assembly, would be facilitated by the

Federal Government through the free education policy.

This, according to her, is because of the fact that education is the key to liberation and empowerment of the girl child.

She said, “Education changes the outlook of a person and drives away poverty of the mind and the pocket. An educationally empowered girl child of today is the women professional of tomorrow.

Source: Vanguard