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Jul 3, 2012 - Emmanuella Fashola Challenges Women In Technical Education To Groom Others
Lagos State First Lady, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola challenged Women in Technical Education and Employment (WITED) to encourage female students in science education.
She made this call during the National Coordinating Committee meeting of the group at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, adding that the women scientists and technologists should serve as role models for female students in science education.
She urged the group to regularly organize workshops and seminars to attract female students to science and technological education.
According to the First Lady, it is a known fact that science and technology is the bedrock of any national development. "It requires more commitment to new and innovative technology to attract our students to science education," she stated.
While commending the effort of the organization for its sensitization programme on technological education for female students, Dame Fashola appealed to female science teachers to create passion for the job, saying this would motivate female students to love sciences.
"Our female science experts must create passion to teach the subject to allow the students to love it. We need to do a lot of career talk. We need to attract them to science and technological profession from JSS 1", she stated.
She noted that the society would need to imbibe new culture of technology and science to hasten its industrialization. "If we are talking about industrialization, then we must begin to speak the language of science and train our pupils on how to speak it," she said.
The First Lady explained that as a role model, the female scientist must not shy away from sharing her successful experiences with the students as one of the many ways to motivate them to study sciences.
"Let us share our success story to allow young girls to tread this path. There are thousands of women engineers and computer experts in this country who can give talks to encourage female students to study sciences. Let us strive to make our girls students to be innovator," she said.
Dame Fashola, who used the occasion to present award on behalf of WITED to some dignitaries, including the first female Rector of Yaba College of Technology, called on female students to always look up to their female lecturers and to surpass their achievement.