LESS GIRLS IN STEM… HOW THIS AFFECTS THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

“You’re in engineering!?! Wow, you must be super-smart…” It has been over 10 years since I was a first-year engineering undergraduate student; but when I remember the time a fellow female student made this comment, I can still feel a visceral, bodily reaction: my muscles tense, my heart rate increases, my breath quickens. Comments like [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:16:38+01:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, social, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Girls prefer being taught by female teachers

Over the past few decades most advanced countries have witnessed two striking reversals of the gender gap. First, teaching has become a profession dominated by women. This is particularly true at primary school level, where 84.5% of teachers across all countries classified as “developed” by UNESCO are women. The second reversal has been among pupils. Girls now outperform boys  [...]

UNICEF’s Intervention to keep 8,000 Girls in School is quite laudable!

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has recently donated the sum of one hundred and sixty naira [N160,000] as part of efforts to keep girls in Katsina State in school. The Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) acknowledged the receipt of the donation, noting that such a move is a move in [...]

Here Is Everything Wrong With Child-Marriages And Why Teenage Girls Should Not Be Subjected To It

Sincerely speaking, Child-Marriage is one of the worst things to have ever happened to humankind! There are just too many things wrong with that sort of arrangement. And even though the victims usually are the ones who suffer most, the ill-effects affect society at large and could often extend to generations yet unborn. Therefore, just [...]

Release Of Some Of The Chibok Girls: Our Hearts Are Gladdened!

Last week when some of the nearly three hundred (300) school girls kidnapped in the town of Chibok by Boko Haram were released, our hearts were gladdened. Right now, we cannot wait for the rest of the girls to be freed as well so they can return home and finish up their schooling. It’s been [...]

Malala: How a 17 year-old Teenager Became a World Icon

Malala Yousafzai is only 17 years old, but she is already an active advocate for education and peace in her country. In 2013, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for speaking out about her right and the right of all women to an education, and was nominated again in March of this year, [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:53:25+01:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: editorials|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments