*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Oyo First lady has charged female students to be more involve in technological evolution.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the First Lady of Oyo State, Engr. (Mrs.) Tamunominini Olufunke Makinde has charged female students across the state to be more involve in technological evolution.
Makinde made the advise at the House of Chiefs Agodi Secretariat Ibadan, while addressing female students who were drawn from sixty six secondary schools across the state during the program organized to commemorate the year 2021 International Day of Girl Child.
The first lady in her keynote address which centered on the theme of the program “Digital Generation, Our Gene said, “As a female students I want to you to be more involve in the technological evolution being experienced in the world today so you can better your life and the society at large.
She said, “I implore you to be ready to compete with your male counterparts when it comes to science and technology.
“The benefits of technology in our world today cannot be overemphasis, the future of the world depends on science, technology, innovations and digital applications and ideas and I can tell you that to change the future for the better it lied in the digital world which must also be embrace by the female students.
“So for you to change the future for better and change the narrative and stop the searching for jobs syndrome, you need to key into technology and embrace science subjects such as mathematics, physics and chemistry and others, make sure you study hard to become somebody in life, if you let those subjects be your friends and study well, I’m so sure that you will become a women of virtue and you will not be the type that will be searching for jobs but the type that will be creating jobs for others. Makinde said.
In her lecture at the program, the Senior Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Intervention, Mrs. Aderonke Adedayo also charged the girls to be careful with the usage of their phones, but urged them to make good use of it as technology tool that is very closest to them.
In his speech, the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdul Raheem said, education in digital age enhances the process of the exchange of knowledge without an individual will be disadvantaged.
He maintained that, technology knowledge is needed for us to develop in Africa, Nigeria and Oyo State in particular, especially for our girls who are the future nation builders.
Barrister Rahman also noted that the state Ministry of education had inculcated into the curriculum at all levels of schools across the state the digital and technology education since 2012.
He said, “the girl child’s voice must not be muffled, it is time we allowed them to speak progress into our collective future.