By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
The Royal Academy of Engineering in conjunction with University of Abuja Higher Education Partnership Sub-saharan Africa to support the Education of the girl child especially in the field of sciences towards reshaping their future.
A Lecturer with the Department of Mechanical Engineering ATBU, Professor Aje Token stated this at a one day capacity building workshop on Career talk for female science students held at Government Girls Secondary School Kofar Wambai, Bauchi.
Professor Aje Token said the workshop was organised to encourage girls to choose engineering courses after completing their secondary School in order to reshape the economic architecture of the country.
He noted that the theme of the career talk; Choosing Engineering As a Career Profession For Girls, was chosen to encourage female students develop interest and chose engineering as their career path.
The Professor of Engineering said ATBU is working on some strategies that would help address the challenges affecting female science students, and called on parents to allow and encourage their female children to study engineering courses.
Guest Speaker at the occasion Engineer Mercy Asabe Joshua stressed the importance of engineering courses to everyday life and assured their resolve to support female students willing to study engineering courses in the future.
In a remark, the Principal Government Girls Secondary School Kofar Wambai, Hajiya Bilkisu Ibrahim Bala appreciated the effort of Royal Academy of Engineering and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University for choosing the school to benefit from the Career talk.
Speaking on behalf of the students, Fatima Musa Abubakar promised to use the knowledge and ideas shared by the engineering experts to develop skills that would help them become future engineers.