As part of efforts to draw the attention of the government to encourage the girl to develop an interest in the sciences and other science-related subjects, the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) has called on both public and private sectors Nigeria to pay more attention to the training of the girl child to nation-building
In a statement issued by the Guild, and signed by its Director of Communications, Emeka Monye, to celebrate the 2020 edition of the day, it says that this has become expedient considering the role the female gender play in nation-building.
The statement also frowned at the low enrollment of females in sciences courses, bearing in mind the strategic importance of these fields of human existence, and consequently urged to Government to partner with Private sector Nigeria in the provision of science equipment to schools across the country.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is marked on February 11, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on December 22, 2015. The day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.