Stop discriminating against girls: JAMB registrar urges Nigerians

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, has advised Nigerians not to discriminate against girls, particularly in the area of ​​education. Mr. Oloyede said this at a conference marking Morufat Balogun’s elevation to the rank of professor and the 55th birthday celebration of her husband, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Ibadan on Sunday. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Ms. Balogun was recently elevated to the rank of Professor of Genetics at the University of Ibadan. NAN also reports that the theme of the celebration was: “Celebration of Girls’ Education”. The JAMB registrar said the education of every child, whether male or female, mattered, but argued, however, that more attention should be paid to girls’ education. “Every child, male or female, deserves to be educated. “From the statistics available from the university, if you go to the registration center now, you will see that less than 60 percent of those who register for JAMB are girls. “This used to be from a particular part of the country before, but it spread to the whole country. We must change our slogan, as the education of all children is important,” said Oloyede. Speaking about the new teacher, Mr. Oloyede noted that his father gave birth to seven daughters, some of whom are now doctors, pharmacists, and lecturers, among others. According to him, giving birth to only females by the professor’s father has not detracted from him, adding that it was an indication that everyone should strive to educate children, be they male or female. In their separate lectures, Afis Oladosu from the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Ibadan and Khadijat Shobowale from Lagos State University (LASU) highlighted the importance of education. Ms. Shobowale said that Islam had made the pursuit of knowledge compulsory, regardless of gender. “Over 800 verses of the Koran reiterated the importance of knowledge. So there is definitely no reason for you not to educate yourself. “If there are people who still prevent girls from getting an education, it should be blamed on social and cultural norms, and not on Islam,” he said. In her remarks, Ms. Balogun said that the celebration of girls’ education was born out of the need to raise awareness about the more effective use of women. ALSO READ: Achieving Nigeria’s Integrity by Investing in Girls, by Adewale Ajadi She said that the celebration was also to thank God and her husband, who had been a pillar of support for her. Ms. Balogun also thanked her parents, colleagues, religious organizations and others for their support. “It is in this context that I announce, on behalf of the GAKOF Foundation, the beginning of an annual award of N200,000 to the best Master of Science student in the Vitrobiology Plant. “This is to acknowledge the contributions of our parents, Alhaji Ganiyu and the late Alhaja Kudirat Oladimeji, to girls’ education. “This will be done in collaboration with the University of Ibadan Graduate School,” he said. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Stop discriminating against girls: JAMB registrar urges Nigerians