Female students of the International School Lagos (ISL) which happens to be the secondary school arm of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) were empowered with Information Technology Communication (ICT) skills.
According to Daily Independent News, the students were unveiled as they presented their projects on Web design and Android applications at the graduation ceremony of the Young Coders Application Development (YCAD) program at the school recently.
The said program which commenced about three months ago, graduated fifty students within the ages of 11 to 16 years old.
Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, while addressing the students said the event was aimed at developing the girl child along the line of ICT, adding that in the New Year, YCAD program would be adopted as the Institution’s Community Social Responsibility (CSR) to neighboring communities.
“We will use the program as our CSR to communities around us like Iwaya, Makoko and Bariga. We will bring in girls between the ages of 11 to 16 years and train them,” the VC assured.
Dr. Chika Yinka-Banjo, the program coordinator, also said the idea was birthed by the VC to mitigate gender inequality by empowering the girls’ right from the grassroots.
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