Hajiya Fati Jimeta-Sabo, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Nasarawa State, has called on parents to give more attention to the girl-child education, to enable them to contribute to nation building.
Jimeta-Sabo made the call while hosting members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in her office on Thursday in Lafia.
She said that giving premium to the girl-child education would go a long way in reducing street hawking among them.
According to her, women have significant roles to play in ensuring proper upbringing of children in the society, adding that lack of knowledge is undermining such efforts.
The commissioner said that the significant role of an educated girl-child to the society and the world generally must be fully harnessed.
She that the ministry was being saddled with the mandate to provide quality education to citizens of the state, with more emphasis on basic and technical education, since the inception of Gov. Abdullahi Sule administration in the state.
She said that the State Government was upgrading educational facilities in the state to enable them to provide quality students.
Jimeta-Sabo appreciated the visit by the members of NAWOJ and called for partnership with journalists in the state to project the activities of the ministry.
She said that women as custodians of the home, needed to be educated for the growth and development of their families and the society.
Earlier, the Chairperson of the Association, Hadiza Umar, said that they were at the commissioner’s office to seek working collaboration and to identify with her on her appointment.
According to her, NAWOJ is championing issues bordering on the girl-child education, campaign against rape, genital mutilation and child labour, among others.
Umar appealed to the commissioner to join hands with them in the fight against the menaces. (NAN)