Noble Missions Hosts Education Stakeholders In Abuja
November 1, 2019
By: Noble Missions
With at least 60% as girls among the over the 10.5 million children out of school in Nigeria, what is next?
Noble Missions for change Initiative with support from the World Bank and Accountability Lab Nigeria held a roundtable discussion on empowering girls for a better tomorrow through quality education on the 14th of October 2019. The event which was held at the World Bank aimed at discussing the importance of girls’ education, improving commitments from stakeholders and fostering collaborations among stakeholders as well as recommending proven solutions to challenges with girls’ education in Nigeria.
Over 40 high-level education stakeholders were present at the event and in high spirit to do justice to the set objectives. Before the plenary discussion, the Executive Director of Noble Missions, Charles Omofomwan, made some remarks about the state of education in Nigeria. This was followed by presentations by Accountability Lab, the World Bank, Malala Fund, Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.
A brief panel was set up to share personal experiences on the challenges with girl child education in Nigeria. The panel which was moderated by Bukky Shonibare, the founder of Girl Child Africa and Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) and had representatives from UBEC, the University of Abuja and a girl child in the discussion.
We tried to do justice to the question asked above, i.e. with at least 6o% as girls in the over 10.5 million children out of school in Nigeria, what is next? You will find the recommended next steps by all stakeholders present at the event in the communique that was produced. We hope you find these recommendations very useful.