The federal government of Nigeria, through the country representative of UN Women, has made it known to Nigerians that University students, all over the federation will offer a compulsory study of Gender and Transformation Leadership(GLT) as part of their General courses, in order to address the serious gender issues facing the country.
This was confirmed by the country representative of United Nations Women, Adekemi Ndieli; who said that the integration of the course into the already known university general studies will address the issues of sexual harassment in her institutions and solve the problem of imbalance that have existed over the years within the national developed context.
Still on the same note, the representative, Ndieli, added that this new action will encourage the Nigerian leadership in making stronger policies that that will solve gender related issues, in the country.
This declaration was uttered at a workshop for The development of Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards(BMAS) for gender Transformation Leadership(GTL) as a Gender study course for all universities in Nigeria, organised by NUC, the National University Commission. This was in collaboration with the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO).
This was what she said in her speech:
We know what they have to go through in order to scale through the educational system, however transformation leadership will look at how to put policies in place to address the address the issues that exists within that context…
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