By Bukola Olamona
The Ondo State Government has reiterated its commitment to an all round development of the girl-child in the state in order to bridge the gap between them and their male counterparts.
This is to ensure a better future for them so that they can contribute meaningfully to the socio-political and economic development of the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu made this known while answering questions from journalists in his office in Akure, the state capital on Monday.
The Commissioner said that since the inception of the present administration, the wife of the Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu has embarked on several laudable projects for the empowerment of the school girls in the state to enable them to be useful to themselves, their parents and the society at large.
Agagu commended the wife of Mr Governor for these laudable initiatives.
He therefore advised the parents and the children in the state to key-in into the programmes to ensure positive sustainability.
Earlier, Agagu who had paid a courtesy visit to the Information, Communication Technology venue at the Public Service Training Institute, Ilara- Mokin enjoined them to be focused and be determined to achieve their goals.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Rev Akin Asaniyan said the Girl Child is very symbolic and strategic to the programmes and policies of the present administration in the state to ensure a sustainable future.
He also enjoined them to be diligent, and avoid distraction in their academic pursuit in the years ahead.
In her remarks, the Coordinator of the ICT programme, Mrs Daniyan Temitope said the programme is designed to empower the Girl Child in the state on ICT and other vocations to enable them to be useful to themselves now and in the future.