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IWD 2022: WIMA-Nigeria To Purchase JAMB Forms For 15 Female Students

Benita Afolabi , member of WIMA Nigeria presenting a prize to the winner of the debate, Miss Mary from Apapa High School on Tuesday in Lagos

As part of efforts to empower the girl child ,  Women in Maritime Africa, Nigeria Chapter (WIMA-Nigeria) has pledged to purchase  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for 15 female students from both public and private schools in Lagos State.

The President of WIMA-Nigeria, Mrs Rollens Macfoy, made this known at the chapter’s event to celebrate the 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD) in Lagos on Tuesday.

Macfoy who expressed satisfaction for the debate and quiz competition held in line with the commemoration of IWD 2022 for female secondary schools students, stressed that ” We will buy JAMB forms for every students in SSS3 in this hall. I learnt that about fifteen of the SS3 students participated in this programme . Therefore we will make sure that we do the needful for you all.

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Some of the schools that participated in the event are; Onward High School; Apapa High School; Anglican Girls Grammar School; United Christian Senior Secondary School, Apapa; Seagate College, Apapa; and Princeton College, Surulere.

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The IWD is celebrated every March 8, and this year has the theme,” Gender Equality today for Sustainable Tomorrow #Break the Bias”.

Group Photograph of WIMA Executives with some of the female students that participated in the quiz and debate competition on Tuesday in Lagos

The WIMA Nigeria  President  said that ” Today was the day to commemorate, when ladies took the bull by the horn and decided to come into the white collar job, both the technical, administrative and others.

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“I am a goodwill person, I love people and I love progress. It goes beyond JAMB scholarship for these students because my office also offers scholarship”.

 

 

 

“To come out from the seat of being total housewife and start taking professional studies to enhance themselves; make a living as there is nothing that says that women cannot work and we know the situation in the country.

 

 

“This will make the women to have a sense of fulfilment and they should not succumb to any form of intimidation,” she said.

 

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The WIMA-Nigeria president noted that a woman could do lots of things, cook, wash, tidy the house and all sorts, saying that any woman that did all these things could break the bias.

 

 

She pointed out that the maritime sector was a male-dominated sector and had been for a very long time.

Macfoy urged the students who attended the event never to doubt that they were valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve their dreams

She cited an example of Mrs Oluwadamilola Adebamipe, a Chief Engineer, who was introduced to the girls.

 

 

By Roland Ekama