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Five (5) Reasons Why Girl Child Education is Important in Nigeria

INTRO: Girl child education in Nigeria has been very poor from time immemorial. There is an ongoing argument about the origin of the ugly situation of girl child education in Nigeria. While a camp traces the root of the problem to the patriarchal traditional African society, another camp claims that it is one of the evils of colonialism. It is not in the interest of this piece to throw weight behind either of the camp. If anything, both the traditional African society and colonialism are culpable; but the time for blame game is over. Hence, it is instructive to bring to the attention of the relevant stakeholders, the importance of girl child education in Nigeria such as below.
#1 Girl Child Education is Important to Enable Women Contribute their Quota in the Development of Nigeria:The inexhaustible list of women leaders (past and present) who made immense contributions to the development of the country included Chief Abigail Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Margaret Ekpo, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iwe…