Investing in the digital resources needed to advance girls in education



Stakeholders in the edtech space were urged to invest in digital resources to improve the quality of girls’ education.

This was the result of conversations during October’s edition of EdTech Monday, an initiative of the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Co-Creation Hub.

The virtual panel discussion moderated by social engineering practitioner, Joyce Daniel, featured panelists such as Country Program Manager, UN Women Nigeria, Patience Ekeoba; Associate Director of Product Marketing, Google, Temilade Adelakun and Former Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Development, Akwa Ibom State, Eunice Thomas and an undergraduate student from the University of Benin, Oseme Eigbodion.

During the panel discussion on ‘Advancing girls’ education through digital learning’, former Commissioner Thomas said there was a need to tackle unconscious biases against girls to ensure digital learning is made possible and engaging. She argued that with the digital shift, the time has come to let Nigerian girls understand the importance of digital learning for their overall growth.

She pointed out that although there have been challenges around the implementation of policies in the education sector, the solution lies in the collaboration of stakeholders to monitor and evaluate implementation.

In her remarks, Adelakun noted that government and other stakeholders have an important role to play in eradicating gender bias and enabling access to digital learning for girls.

CJN Sets Up Election Petitions Tribunals Monday

Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will tomorrow inaugurate the Electoral Claims Tribunals which will settle appeals that may arise from the conduct of the 2023 general election.

This was revealed by the Chief Information and Press Officer of the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande, in Abuja yesterday.

According to Akande, the event is scheduled for the Andrews Obaseki Auditorium of the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.

He said the venue had been considered given the large number of court members expected to grace the dedication ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m.

More than 400 state and federal high court judges were carefully appointed by the President of the Court of Appeals, Justice Monica Dongbam, to sit on the panel.

With the start of the campaigns by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on September 28, the lid on the 2023 general elections has officially been lifted. About 18 political parties are vying for various positions in the elections.

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