Baptist Royal Academy Bauchi celebrate girls on International Day of Girl Child

Says parents, stakeholders should invest in the education of girls

By Suzan Edeh, Bauchi

The Baptist Royal Academy Bauchi has celebrated girls as part of activities commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child.

Daily Independent reports that the International Day of the Girl Child was declared by the United Nations with the aim of recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

The celebration took place at the school auditorium for female students by a collaboration between a development worker and the management board of the school.

In line with this year theme, “Invest in Girls’ Rigth:Our Leadership, our Well-being”, the celebration was focused on why stakeholders and parents must invest in the education of the girl child so that they can contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.

Some of the male students came out to the venue of the event, celebrating their female classmates and also took turns to speak about the unique qualities of the girl child.

The session was facilitated by Mrs Florence Daniel, a development worker and Counsellor who spoke on why female students should take their studies seriously.She said that girls are future mothers and potential leaders of tomorrow, hence their education should not be jeopardized.

“We are here today to educate learners on the importance of education and the need for them to take advantage of digital media to enhance their understanding and improve their performance in School.The message we have for girls on this special day, is for them to stay in school and not become drop-out so that they can realize their dream of becoming future leaders of tomorrow” She said

Also Speaking, the Chairperson of Baptist Baptist Royal Academy Bauchi, Mrs Folake Adekunle Edowu encouraged parents and guardians to take the education of girls seriously as well as provide the needs of their girls so that they will not become vulnerable and fall prey to sexual violence, exploitation and other social vices.

Highlights of the occasion was the conferment of honorary title of Principal and Headmistress on two female students namely Olaleye Hephzibah Tinuola as Principal and Keren Happuch John as Headmistress.

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