Education

ASUU Strike

IMPACT OF ASUU STRIKE ON GIRLS EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, Universities are currently on strike and it is a result of the federal government failing to meet the demands of the Nigerian academic union known as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The ongoing strike began on February 14th, 2022 in what has become an annual occurrence.ASUU has decided to continue with …

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Revitalizing Education in Nigeria: The Need for a Practical and More Inclusive Educational System

Since her independence on the 1st of October 1960, Nigeria has remained consistent in growth, moving from 42.5 million people at the time of independence from British rule to about 190 million people in the last decade with over 200 million of this population youths, making up about 60 percent of the country’s population. The …

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PEACE AYO ADEGBOLA: GIRLS’ CHAMPION, ADVOCATE, AND VOLUNTEER

Wow! We are in November, the 11th month of the year! And it’s #Thanksgiving season! Yippee!!! What are you thankful for? This month, we are pleased to feature an amazing 16-year-old girl who makes us thankful for courageous teenagers. Peace Ayo Adegbola, a resident of Abuja in Nigeria, is a girls’ education advocate and volunteer …

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SEGEI and UNESCO Partner to Promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Rural Communities

SEGEI is pleased to implement the project Promoting Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Among Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Rural Communities in Abuja with funding support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Sweden. This is part of the O3 Nigeria “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” Programme. …

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Fatmata Lamarana Bah: Social Worker, CEO, Advocate for Women and Girls

Have you ever felt like there was more to you, but somehow the world around you seemed limited? How do you find the courage to unleash your passion? Our #SEGoftheMonth understands. Her name is Fatmata Lamarana Bah. She is a 24-year-old final year Social Work student at the Fourahbay College, University of Sierra Leone. In …

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HALIMATOU ZIKA SOMBEIZÉ: Parliamentarian, Engineer, Girls’ Rights Champion

This month, we are highlighting an outstanding young woman from the Republic of Niger who is breaking barriers in her community and country to give girls a voice. Halimatou Zika Sombeizé is a 24-year old 3rd year student of Engineering at Ecole des Mines de l’Industrie et de la Geologie (EMIG). In a country where 3 …

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Oladoyin Oladapo: Writer, Author, Entrepreneur

Happy New Year SEGEI Fam! We are excited to kick off 2017 by highlighting a remarkably talented young woman who is helping girls and women celebrate and embrace diversity and girl power, globally. Our #StrongEnoughGirl of the Month is Oladoyin Oladapo, a 24-year old Nigerian-American writer who moved from Nigeria to the United States as …

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An Educated Girl is an Empowered Girl

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) has launched a scholarship program to support Nigerian girls to attain a University education. The launch coincides with the 4th annual International Day of the Girl Child; a global day of advocacy dedicated to highlighting the achievements and challenges of the girl child. The …

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