An Association for Literacy Support Services is seeking help from the federal ministry of education in order to encourage girls’ and women education.
This appeal was made by the group during an advocacy visit to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja.
The support sought is in respect of its Second Chance Education Projects which target the mainstreaming of 10,000 girls and women into formal education.
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Females in Nigeria have basic right to be educated and this right has been recognised since the 1948 adoption of the universal declaration of human rights.
According to reports, female education has an important impact on the development of a stable, prosperous and healthy nation state, resulting in active, productive and empowered citizens.
Educating girls, it is said, develops growth rates, encourages dependence of the girl child and reduces social disparities.
A non-governmental organisation, Association for Literacy Support Service is responsible for the conditioning of civil society organisations that are into mass literacy and non-formal education in Nigeria.
It is seeking the support of the federal government through the federal ministry of education to effectively carry out its plans to provide Education for girls and women within the shortest possible time, through a programme supported by the EU and the UN.
The body also requests that all NGOs involved in adult and non-formal education delivery register with it for proper coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and data collection for policy implementation.