Monday 27th March, 2017
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Promasidor restates commitment to girl-child education

Promasidor restates commitment to girl-child education

Promasidor Nigeria Lim­ited has restated its com­mitment to girl-child ed­ucation as the 2017 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show opened amidst excitement and expectations.
Managing Director of Proma­sidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ol­ivier Thiry, explained at a press briefing held in Lagos that girl-child education is very impor­tant to nation building and hu­man capital development.
He stated that the stage one of the competition will continue with the initiative that was start­ed in 2016 where mixed schools were asked to nominate a mini­mum of two girls for each cate­gory to represent such schools. This, according to him, will en­courage the girl child to take interest in education especial­ly in Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses.
In continuation, Thiry added that the minimum girl-child en­rolment initiative which started last year paid off as it was an all-girls affair in the junior catego­ry and in the senior category, the 1st and 2nd runner up positions.
He maintained that ‘Cowbell Our Milk’ has been involved in the improvement of the standard of education in Nigeria especial­ly in Mathematics over the last two decades.
Thiry noted that across the globe, investment in education has assumed an entirely new frontier that government and corporate organisations have come to realise that building capacity in STEM courses rep­resent the driving force for de­velopment in the 21st century.

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