The proprietress of Solid Foundation Nursery/ Primary School, Gwagwalada, FCT, Mrs Sarah Kureh, has underscored the importance of adequate funding of girl-child education which is necessary for national growth and development.
Kureh made the call in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada Tuesday.
She said there is the need for investment in the girl-child education to promote nation building and reduce street begging among women and girls.
“Girl-child education is paramount and an adequate empowerment. It’s a critical issue in educating a child. Sometimes girls become vulnerable to harassment from men and other unscrupulous people on the street.
“It is often said that if you educate a woman, you educate the entire society, while if you educate a man, you educate a person,” she said.
She also stressed the need to sensitise parents on the importance of the girl-child education for the overall development of the nation’s economy.
The proprietress said that girls were often hawking items that hardly justified the long hours they spent under the scorching sun.
She also appealed to the federal government to assist private schools, stressing that education is the bedrock of all sectors.