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|Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by TheRareGem1(f): 7:52pm On Mar 09, 2021|
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has identified the education and empowerment of women as critical strategies in the development of society, describing it as existential issue for Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
Spokesman to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said in a release that Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Monday in a keynote address at a webinar organized by Women In Africa (WIA) in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day.
The vice president said holding women down means holding societies down.
Anchoring his contributions on the theme of the 2021 celebrations “Choose to challenge”, the Vice President noted that “a child of a mother who can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of five.
“Each additional school year increases a woman’s earning by 20%; 2/3 less maternal deaths if mothers finish primary school.
“If we hold down half of the productive segment of our nation on account of culture or other frankly outdated considerations, we are much poorer and much more deprived as a whole.
“We do ourselves a favour by ensuring social and legal equality of women.”
Stereotypes against women in Africa/developing countries
The Vice President said “for many generations, women have fought these manifestations of gender inequality.
Over time the struggle has been refined to the level of a right to gender equality.
The notion that women and men should have the same legal, social and political rights is the public law basis for Feminism. But something has changed in the past few years.”
Vice President Osinbajo highlighted the gains of improving women participation in governance and other aspects of society, pointing out that “women are now saying that the fight for gender equality is not for women and girls alone, it is also a fight for all fair minded and just men who believe that men and women must have equal rights.”
Campaign for gender equality
Osinbajo described the reinvigorated campaign for gender equality as the greatest leap of development in contemporary history.
“The campaign is much more important in shaping the future. Men are now being challenged to stand shoulder to shoulder with women in the struggle for gender equality.
They are learning that insisting on equal rights for women is an imperative of justice and fairness, an entitlement, a debt owed to women and girls not a gift”, he said.
The vice president who advocated for a change not just in laws but in mindsets and conventions, called everyone to ‘Choose to Challenge’ biases and misconceptions in favour of a more gender inclusive world.
“But I would like to suggest that the most effective challenge that can be mounted is the education of girls.
There is no question that this is the single most potent game changer in this story.
Not only does it provide options for economic empowerment for women but it also ensures that their own children will be educated, that they will not be married off too early with the attendant health and population implications”, he added.
Women education and empowerment
The Vice President said that the idea of empowering and ensuring the education of women is receiving support at the highest level of governance in Nigeria, citing a strong call from President Buhari to governors in 2019 as a worthy example.
Prof. Osinbajo said: “the President underscored this point while speaking to governors at the (second term) inauguration of the NEC on June 20, 2019, when he reminded them that they have the responsibility for primary and secondary education and for ensuring that primary education is free and compulsory. Section 2 of the Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act provides that every Government in Nigeria shall provide free, compulsory and universal basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age.”
He added that the Buhari administration has in most of its programmes given priority to women and other vulnerable groups in the society.
Social Investment Programme
The vice president reeled out specific programmes that had women at the fore and said the Social Investment Programme focused deliberately on giving women more equal opportunities.
According to him, 56% of beneficiaries of the Government Empowerment and Enterprise Programme or 1.5 million women have been empowered by the ‘TraderMoni’ and ‘MarketMoni’ micro credit schemes.
“Of the 500,000 beneficiaries of the N-power graduate employment scheme, over 45% of beneficiaries are female. For the Conditional Cash Transfers 96% of beneficiaries are women.
“This programme in particular has demonstrated the resilience and focus of the women who have been receiving the N5,000 monthly stipend. How they have continued to invest in their’ communities and grow their money. As at December 2020, they had formed almost 35,000 savings groups in 27 states”, he said.
Other speakers at the event include President of the MacArthur Foundation, Mr John Palfrey, CEO of AXA Africa, Hassan El-Shabrawishi, President of Women In Africa, Hafsat Abiola, who moderated the discussion, among others.
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by TheRareGem1(f): 8:00pm On Mar 09, 2021|
I think if given chance, women can triumph in all circumstances. They should be given all the necessary support.
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by Alejobs: 8:06pm On Mar 09, 2021|
Sending us to the dictionary again. Well this is how we prepare for IELTS. Thank you Sir!
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by TheRareGem1(f): 4:30am On Mar 10, 2021|
As if you read it... That my problem with Nigerians. They don't read, so how do you engage in intellectual conversation....later they will be saying VP is silent on bla bla as if he's the one heading MDAs
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by Alejobs: 4:33am On Mar 10, 2021|
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by Alejobs: 4:34am On Mar 10, 2021|
I did, i am not one of those people you are referring to...i use my dictionary daily too.
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by SouthNigerian: 7:29am On Mar 10, 2021|
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has identified the education and empowerment of women as critical strategies in the development of society, describing it as existential issue for Nigeria and the rest of Africa.Mr Vice President, are you a Male Feminist? Women are subordinate to men, after all some shallow minded Nairalanders think so
I told my ex but she couldn't comprehend.
Any Society that gives women equal rights and opportunities will blossom and flourish.
“If we hold down half of the productive segment of our nation on account of culture or other frankly outdated considerations, we are much poorer and much more deprived as a whole.[/b]No o, some pai pai drinkers association of Nairaland thinks otherwise . They feel subjugation of women is a Culture we must stick to.
They chose to be stagnant. Truth is, many of our Culture are expired and have no value in this age and time. Subjugation of Women is one of many.
“We do ourselves a favour by ensuring social and legal equality of women.”Educated illiterates of Nairaland disagrees. Lol.
Never will I let any man treat my siblings and daughters the same way my Dad treated my Mum. Never.
Campaign for gender equalityYes, the path of Freedom for both genders in the modern age.
“The campaign is much more important in shaping the future. Men are now being challenged to stand shoulder to shoulder with women in the struggle for gender equality.Inferiority complex won't let some men agree.
Osinbajo will make a Great President.
“But I would like to suggest that the most effective challenge that can be mounted is the education of girls.Hhmmmm...
He added that the Buhari administration has in most of its programmes given priority to women and other vulnerable groups in the society.Buhari and positivities doesn't relate. Leave Buhari to cows and his Fulani killers.
Many of you guys can flood my mentions with trolls and bullies. Yo only causing my mind to be stronger. Your messages of hate only confirms the stereotype of women in men's hands.
One of my Soul Mission is to be a strong Voice for Women and none of you men can drown that great heavenly Voice.
Meanwhile, Feminism is an opportunity of Freedom for both Genders.
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by Monogamy: 7:32am On Mar 10, 2021|
As long as Nigeria society continue producing irresponsible men, women education would continue to be a challenge
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by SouthNigerian: 8:09am On Mar 10, 2021|
I think every generation become wiser in their dealings. The world is on transition.
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by Monogamy: 8:14am On Mar 10, 2021|
But we never had it bad as this generation...
The future generation is blinking
|Re: Education Of Women Is Existential Issue’ – VP Osinbajo by SouthNigerian: 8:29am On Mar 10, 2021|
I see different though.
During the Era of Slave Trade, many men from different parts of the world rose against the abolishing of slavery, even some slaves cried, saying they wanted to remain slaves. Today, the rest is history.
Change will occur even if a larger % of Society stands against it. Women will be enlightened and the world would be free.
Nothing can stop this transition of change.
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