U.S to support girl-child education in Nigeria
United States Secretary of State, John
Kerry, on Wednesday expressed the
American Government’s readiness to
support and enhance girl-child education in
Kerry stated this in his opening remarks at
a closed door meeting with some Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) students and other gifted girls’
groups in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that STEM is a U.S programme aimed at
encouraging girl-child education in science
Others at the meeting include “opportunity
students” under the U.S Scholarship
Programme, Violere group.
The secretary expressed concern that there
were many girls who never had the
opportunity to go to school, while many
others were forced into early marriage.
He said the U.S Government was ready to
work with the Federal Government to help
girls have better education.
“So, we are working very hard to empower
the girls through education so that they will
be able to make their choices,” NAN quoted
the U.S Secretary of State as saying at the
“Now, we want to see how we can all work
together to empower everybody to make
“We can all together make our communities
work, so that we can have a better society.”