Education is a boon to girls in this age of economic crisis gone are the days of plenty and prosperity now-a-days it is difficult for the people of the middle class to make both ends meet.
Education, and most recently, the girl child education is becoming a major part of discourses in academic and political spheres in nigeria nollywood producers, radio presenters, professors, mechanics, drivers, politicians are always bringing up the issue to the public’s attention. Offering girls basic education is one sure way of giving them much greater power -- of enabling them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to lead this is not a luxury the convention on the rights of the child and the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women establish it as a basic human right. Education can be a life-saving resource that reestablishes a vulnerable child’s sense of normalcy and builds self-esteem and hope for the future many experts consider education an essential humanitarian response to complex emergencies, closely following food, water and shelter.
Education – the right to learn “educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman, you educate a complete family” reports estimate that more than 50 percent of girls in india fail to enroll in school and those who do are likely to drop out by the age of 12.
In malawi, 45% of adolescent girls with no education become pregnant, but with a secondary education, the number is reduced to 4% through the community score card process, the community identified the need to create a youth club to tackle the issue of adolescent pregnancy. International day of girls is an international observance day declared by the united nations it is also called the day of girls and the international day of girls october 11 , 2012, was the first day of girls. Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school it is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the labor market learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world make decisions about their own lives and contribute to their communities and the world.
Education is very important for every child whether boy or girl it is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child about 57million children around the world are not going to school.