JUKUN WOMAN TRAINS FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN WUKARI ON SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

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A day programme for public and private secondary schools for science students known as Science Technology Engineer and Mathematics STEM has been held in wukari town.

The programme which was organized by the Jukun woman is to provide resources that equipped the Jukun woman to find her voice and empower her to break every gender limitation the society has placed on her path.

The founder of the Jukun woman Favour Wazota Agbu who spoke through telecast said she introduced the STEM programme in order to give a proper orientation and guide to students for them to succeed in choosing their future career.

She explained that the programme is directly to the girls because most of the girls were lacking in science.

She indicated her interest in science subjects and encouraged girls to go for science stressed that if she was guided properly could have being a medical doctor or pharmacy.

Also speaking, the program officer,Dorcas Elisha said what they actually want to achieve is to expose the girls to STEM career.

She noted that there is a gender gap in STEM career where by men are much represented than the female.

Elisha pointed out that through the program girls will be inspired and encouraged to join the STEM career as they want to succeed in life.

She assured that the programme would continue to move forward for the betterment of the girls and sought for collaboration with others stakeholders in the educational and non profit sector in order to create more awareness that the STEM education need in the region.

Earlier the Wukari education secretary Daniel Yohanna Gambo Basuna commended the effort of founder of the Jukun woman said the introduction of the programme is an added advantage to the community.

In her presentation,

Chinwendu Evian Madubueze a lecturer with Federal University of Agriculture Benin, encouraged the girls to study Mathematics adding that there is benefit and a lot of opportunities for female mathematicians.

Our correspondent reports that there was different telecast from different resource persons who spoke on girls in STEM.

Also the Provost of the Taraba State College for Health Technology Takum,Wama Binga spoke during the event

Similarly, many science students who were interview expressed happiness for encouraging them to study science subjects in the school.

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