Students tasked to be creative in their studies
The body made this call during a workshop organised for students of Gbaja Girls Senior High School, Gbaja Surulere, Lagos, to mark 2017 International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Barr. Nwanda Oluka, Executive Director, Empower my World Foundation, said the gesture was to build capacity among science students and influence their decisions in science oriented subjects for Junior Secondary School (JSS3), as well as Senior Secondary School (SS1) students, who are into science subjects but not so sure of themselves.
She said: “We want to encourage them to still do better in their academic performance, irrespective of their challenges. We want to introduce them to those science role models that have achieved a lot presently and in the past.
“I have taken them through history of women in science and how these women impacted the society they lived. We need our young girls to be innovative and grow in Nigeria and Africa, because science subjects would help them to become career women.”
Oluka said she chose Gbaja Girls Senior High School because she was born and bred in Surulere and had decided to pay back to the society where she grew up.
One of the students, Rosemary Ogbonnaya, said she has learned “not to give up in her science studies, irrespective of the challenges until she graduated.”