As the world marks this year’s edition of the International Day to Protect Education from Attacks, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Rivers State chapter, has called on government at all levels and corporate institutions to allocate more funds to the development of the education sector.
NAWOJ made this call in a press statement by her chairperson, Mrs Susan Serekara-Nwikhana and secretary, Ngozi Anosike.
The association stressed that such gesture would create more impact in public accessibility to basic education, especially the girl child who is mostly denied educational rights due to some anti-social practices.
NAWOJ further noted that the funding of the education sector and investment in social services for vulnerable children in the society would create more positive impact on the lives of the people and correct some societal ills that are associated with ignorance.
Expressing deep concern over the growing number of out of school children in Nigeria, NAWOJ solicited more private sectors’ involvement in educational development to build an egalitarian society that will be knowledge driven.
NAWOJ also assured her continuous efforts in making meaningful contributions towards educational development in the society through the creation of public awareness and advocacies and urged government and relevant stakeholders to partner with her.