The wife of Ondo State Governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has said that female education is a veritable means of achieving rapid national development in any country.
She stated this while speaking at the opening ceremony of BeMore, a summer bootcamp for Girls Naija, 2018.
The event was organised by BeMore Empowered Foundation in conjunction with the Office of the First Lady of Ondo State, where over 400 girls are to be trained in Information Communication & Technology (ICT), solar technology and other life enhancing skills.
On the successes recorded after the completion of last year’s training, Mrs. Akeredolu acknowledged the feats by Tomisin Tomoju, a student of Fiwasaye who won the Africa Code Week Scratch Competition for Ondo State; Oluwafunmilola Akeremale, a JSS1 student who has been mentored to become the youngest breast cancer advocate in the state; and Tolu Ehimosan who built a state of the art solar oven among others who are blazing the trail.
She urged the new entrants to do their best as their journey to greatness begins.
BeMore Ambassador, Ehimosan Tolu, in her goodwill message acknowledged the roles women have played in the past towards impacting humanity.
It is expected that the 14-day training programme will feature training in information Communication Technology ICT, solar technology and life changing skills for the 400 school girls drawn from across the 18 local government areas of the state.