Cross River Launches “Girls in STEM Project” Training in Creek Town

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Wife of the state governor has unveiled a transformative initiative aimed at empowering young girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Set to commence from April 2 to April 15, 2024, at Government Secondary School, Creek Town, the training program seeks to equip young girls with crucial skills in computer appreciation, basic computing, coding, gaming, and robotics.

Led by Rev’d Eyoanwan Otu, the Girls in STEM Project has already made significant strides, having trained over 3000 secondary school girls across all three senatorial districts in the state. This initiative underscores the government’s steadfast commitment to promoting gender equality and fostering innovation in the education sector.

According to a statement from the Girls in STEM Project team, the program aims to introduce young girls in Cross River State to the dynamic world of STEM, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in technology and engineering. By focusing on essential areas such as computer appreciation skills, coding, gaming, and robotics, the project seeks to inspire and empower the next generation of female innovators and leaders in STEM fields.

Creek Town, revered as the cradle of Efik history, has been chosen as the latest location for the Girls in STEM Project training. This strategic decision reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring equitable access to STEM education across all regions of the state.

“We are thrilled to expand the Girls in STEM Project to Creek Town and continue our mission of promoting STEM education among young girls in Cross River State,” remarked a representative from the project team. “Through initiatives like this, we aim to unlock the potential of our youth and drive technological innovation and economic growth.”

The launch of the Girls in STEM Project training in Creek Town marks a significant milestone in Cross River State’s efforts to empower girls and women in STEM fields. As the program continues to expand, it is poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of young girls, paving the way for a more inclusive and technologically advanced future for the state.