BY ABDULAZEEZ IBRAHIM HASSAN.
Gombe State Government has reiterated its commitment to providing quality education to girl Child, especially in areas of Science, Technology and Innovation.
This was made known by the State Commissioner for Science Technology and innovation, Aishatu Umar maigari while speaking at an event organised by the Gombe state branch of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria(APWEN) and the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
The event aims to commemorate the International Day of Girls in ICT held at the Federal College of Education, FCE (T) Gombe.
Aishatu Umar said the State Government is giving the needed priority to girls by providing programs and policies that would improve girl-child education in the state.
The commissioner while encouraging the girls to study science and Technology said there is nothing difficult in science and technology that they cannot do, urging them to be diligent and focus on their studies at all times.
Earlier in her welcome address, Chairperson Gombe State branch Association of Professional Women Engineers(APWEN), Engr. Hafsat Suleiman Jalo said the International Day of Girls in ICT is a special day set aside by the United Nations in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union to encourage girls to choose a career in science and technology.
Engr. Hafsat Suleman also called on parents and other caregivers to be supportive of their girl child who is interested in becoming
Engineers in various fields through all the necessary support to achieve their goals.
In his goodwill message, the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Gombe Branch Engr. Ibrahim Kawuwa commended the state Chairperson of the APWEN for organizing a special event to mark the International Day of Girls in ICT.
During the event, a paper was presented to attendants by Ibrahim Usman on the topic “ICT Computing Essentials”
The participants who attended the ceremony were drawn from public and private schools across Gombe State.
The international girls in ICT day are celebrated on the last Thursday of April every year and the theme for this year is Access and Safety.