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Wednesday, 7 September 2016



SUPPORTING GIRL EDUCATION AND STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVEMENT


Previously, educating girls was not considered substantial. However, the world has realized the importance of  girls' education. In this modern day world, female empowerment stresses enlightening girls. To equip girls with knowledge is associated with the purpose of filling the gap of gender differences.

Unfortunately, there are many people who do not favour educating girls. For them, girls are safe and secure only at home. They say financing girl’s education is not worth it. But on the contrary, educating a girl could bring desirable change in our society.

Knowledge develops critical thinking. Educated girls develop new and progressive views towards duties and obligations. Knowledge aids girls in gaining employment which makes them economically self-reliable. To counter the challenges girls face in our societies, stakeholders in the education sector should take a robust decision concerning girl’s education.


WHAT STAKEHOLDERS MUST DO TO SUPPORT GIRLS EDUCATION

Stakeholders are people who have interest in girl’s education. In this circumstance, we are going to have a look at parents as a stakeholder and the state. Parents must be  interested in their girls education, and all efforts should be put in to check the performance of their girls education when they are in school, and also to support them in buying educational materials for them that will assist them in their academic performance.

The state should also be interested in educating the girl child. Laws and regulation should be put in place by the state to protect girls and women from situations that may affect their education. For example, strict laws should be put in place against rape, child marriage etc, which adversely affects girls education at the end.



BENEFITS OF EDUCATING GIRLS

When girls are educated, it brings a lot of benefit to the family, society, and the country at large. As Dr. Aggrey once said, if you educate a man, you have educated an individual but if you educate a woman you have educated a whole nation.

Decrease child marriage. In some cases involving girls as young between the ages of 8 and 12years in marriage almost always results in the end of girls schooling. The result is illiterate mothers without adequate tools to build healthy, educated families but if a girls stays in school, her marriage delays. An educated woman marries later when they are fully majored and fit to bear and take care of children. Population Decreases when girls are well educated. Educated women had an average of 2 or 3 children while illiterate women can have more than 6 children.

There is no doubt that educated people are presented with a lot more opportunities than uneducated people. Their certificates of achievements are what count most of the time and as they have more opportunities to have a good job, they have a better income and consume better food which leads to a longer life.

On the other hand, uneducated people who have not completed their minimal educational qualifications do not have much chance of having a good, well-paid job unless they are very lucky. For this reason they have to work in simple jobs or perform very hard labour work in construction fields increasing the risk of illness and poor health. Unlike educated people who earn more over a lifetime which means a higher quality of life, uneducated people do not have enough income to make earn means for their families pushing them deeper into poverty.

Level of income leads us onto social status. Educated people with a high level of income seem to be a respectable figure for other people whereas uneducated people are viewed in a different light. Uneducated people do not choose to be in that condition of poverty but due to not achieving any level of education which is a basic human right they have not had the same chances in life.

Mentality of both groups can be delved into further where it is generally assumed that educated people are open-minded and uneducated people are closed minded. When a person has gained high quality education they most certainly have an advantage of greater knowledge about the world and other people. Uneducated people tend to follow the same paths and practices of their parents and what they experienced in their life and going forward the same mentality is passed onto their children who do not realise the importance of education through no fault of theirs.

A BLOG WRITTEN BY:

FREDRICK ATIGAH/ COURAGE AZALEEKORv

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