Otu’s Girls in STEM Training Programme Commences in Creek Town, C/River

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Odukpanithe Rev’d Eyoanwan Otu Girls in STEM intervention has launched a two-week training programme in Creek Town, Odukpani LGA. The initiative, spearheaded by the Office of the Wife of the Governor of Cross River state, aims to equip girls with skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

The training programme, which commenced yesterday, April 2nd, at Government Secondary School Creek Town, has seen over 120 girls enrolled from the local community. This initiative marks another milestone for the Girls in STEM project, which has already trained over 3000 girls across the three Senatorial Districts in the state.

Addressing the significance of the programme, Rev’d Eyoanwan Otu, the wife of the governor, emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for girls to excel in STEM fields. She reiterated the commitment of the state government led by Gov Bassey Otu to promoting education and empowering young women to pursue careers in science and technology.

The training programme covers various aspects of STEM education, including computer appreciation skills, introduction to basic computing, coding, gaming, and robotics. By equipping girls with these essential skills, the initiative aims to bridge the gender gap in STEM fields and empower them to pursue careers in technology and innovation.

Programme commenced in Odukpani on Tuesday

The launch of the training programme in Creek Town underscores the commitment of the Cross River State Government to providing quality education and promoting gender equality. It is a testament to the dedication of Rev’d. Otu and her team in championing the cause of girls’ education and empowerment in the state.

As the training programme continues over the next two weeks, organizers hope to inspire and empower more young girls in Creek Town and beyond to pursue their passions in STEM fields. With the support of the community and stakeholders, initiatives like the Girls in STEM project will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of young girls in the State.

In response to questions about the incorporation of such programmes into the general public school budgeting and curriculum, a spokesperson noted that these initiatives are often targeted interventions to support and complement the government’s efforts. Albeit, they expressed confidence that there are plans in place by the government to address broader issues such as improving public health centers and enacting laws to cover the less privileged for medical care.