Children’s Day: Girl-child education must be sustained – Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has urged children in the country to take online learning seriously.

She stated this on Wednesday while congratulating the leaders of tomorrow on the occasion of the 2020 International Children’s Day.

Aisha said despite the coronavirus pandemic that necessitated the closure of schools in the country, the education of the girl-child must be “sustained”.

“I congratulate Nigerian children on the occasion of the 2020 International Children’s Day. This year’s event is special because it is the first to be celebrated indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The theme for this year is Promoting Girl-child Education for Sustainable Development. It tells us that despite the present challenge, we cannot rest on our oars, we must ensure that girl-child education is sustained in terms of quality and scale.

“To our children, please enjoy your day while observing the protocol of COVID-19. As we pray for the reopening of schools soon, make use of the stay at home by taking to your online studies seriously,” she said.
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